International Human Rights and Canada Database

HRI, in partnership with the Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC) at the University of Ottawa, will be launching a publicly accessible database of international human rights law, applicable to Canada, on December 10th, 2015.

Watch our website for more details!


Human Rights Academic Programs

HRI has compiled a list of human rights academic programs available in different places throughout the world. This list is designed to serve as a reference for prospective students and other interested parties. It contains information on the type of human rights programs, where they are offered, and also includes program descriptions (the list includes information such as continent, country, city, university, name of program, qualification, duration, language). The list is maintained on an annual basis. Information about each program is subject to change. View the list here.

The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has a related project – OHCHR’s Database on Human Rights and Education Training – which provides information on institutions which offer human rights education services and programs that foster human rights learning. Prospective students and others may also wish to consult the UN database for further information on human rights programs. View here.

If you would like to add your organization’s program offerings, please send your information using the same headings in the Excel file to

New entries will be added on an annual basis.

HRI thanks our volunteer, Suzanne Ballard, who compiled this list in Summer, 2012.