Humans – Rights

The political and social importance of human rights is enormous.

Half a century ago, the United Nations General Assembly agreed upon the "common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations". Since then, a lot of progress has been made in the legal establishment and political implementaion of human rights. At the same time, human rights are still violated or bypassed in many countries and societies even today.

The RG Humans – Rights investigated the complex relationship of humans and rights and focused on core themes of the European and international protection of human rights from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Workshops, conference, summer school

The RG Humans – Rights organised four events, including an international conference in Venice entitled "The Philosophy of Human Rights".


Conversation in the Junge Akademie Magazin^

In issue 10 of the Junge Akademie Magazin, the researchers Tine Stein, Heiner Bielefeldt, Matthias Klatt and Matthias Koenig spoke about the dangers and opportunities of human rights. Are human rights a European construct that is incompatible with other cultures? Do human rights lose their validity if authoritarian states sign the Convention of Human Rights? Uschi Heidel and Isabell Lisberg-Haag moderated the discussion.


participating Alumnae / Alumni