About the Irish Centre for Human Rights

ICHR building

The Irish Centre for Human Rights is one of the world's premier university-based institutions for the study and promotion of international human rights and humanitarian law. Since its establishment in January 2000, the Centre has developed a global reputation for excellence in the field of human rights teaching, research and advocacy, attracting high quality students to its acclaimed masters and undergraduate programs in International Human Rights Law, Peace Operations, Conflict and Humanitarian Law, International Migration and Refugee Law and Policy and International Criminal Law.  We place a strong emphasis on skills development, and engagement in the policy and practice of international law and human rights.   The Centre also hosts a thriving international community of doctoral researchers, and our PhD alumni have secured senior academic and public policy roles globally. We are proud of our PhD researchers’ excellent track record of publication and policy impact, and of securing prestigious PhD scholarship awards. 

Today, the Irish Centre for Human Rights is at the cross-roads of the most pressing international law issues in law, public policy and practice. Our students benefit from the dedicated support and world-class reputations of our staff, who combine their subject expertise with engagement in advocacy, public policy and legal practice. The Irish Centre for Human Rights is located in the School of Law at NUI Galway, and works closely with Research institutes and Centres across the University, including the Ryan Institute on sustainable development and climate change, the Centre for Disability Law and Policy and the Centre for Housing Law and Polic

About NUI Galway

Founded in 1845, NUI Galway has a well-deserved reputation as one of Ireland's premier centres of academic excellence. With over 17,000 students and more than 2,500 staff, the University has a distinguished reputation for teaching and research excellence, with a commitment to supporting and encouraging postgraduates in their taught and research programme.