Center for Human Rights Studies
The Center for Human Rights Studies was established in 2001 as a research institute affiliated to the Faculty of Law and Political Science of the University with 4 research staff. The Center started its activities alongside the implementation of the National Project for “Strengthening Capacities for Human Rights Training and Research” in Iran. The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) initiated this 4-year project in 1999 and its implementation was assigned to the Faculty of Law and Political Science of the University of Tehran. The success of the aforementioned project prompted the United Nations Development Program to initiate another project named “National Building Capacity for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights for Greater Access to Justice”. In this new project that had started in late 2005 for a duration of 5 years, the Center for Human Rights Studies was designated as the Lead Agency. This project is implemented with the collaboration of eight national partners including academic institutes, governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations, and will be completed in 2010.
Research Orientation Within the framework of the “Project for Strengthening Capacities for Human Rights Training and Research”, the following research studies have been finished and subsequently published: 1. Freedom of Expression
2. Justice, Equality, and Equity in Human Rights
3. Strengthening International Cooperation in the Field of Human Rights
4. Rule of Law and Human Rights
5.Non-Governmental Organizations and Human Rights 6.Substitutive Penalties to Imprisonment for Women 7.Contemporary Forms of Slavery and Exploitation of Women and Children 8.The Authority of Law & Civil Society
Within the framework of the “National Building Capacity for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights for Greater Access to Justice” Project, the following research studies have been undertaken: 1.The Right to Development: A Collection of UN Documents 2.The Theory of Relativity in Citizen's Rights
3.Translation of "Rhona K.M.Smith, Text Book on International Human Rights, Third Edition, Oxford, 2007" 4.Collected Papers of the Seminar on the Rights of Children 5.Translation of "Andrew Clapham, Human Rights: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford, 2007" 6.Right to Development 7.Right to Peace 8. Fair Trial in Iranian Administrative Tribunals.
The library of the Center is one of the most active parts of the Center for Human Rights Studies and contains specialized books and journals in several languages. The Center has no permanent affiliated Faculty members but many adjunct members, mainly members of the Faculty of Law and Political Science are active in the Center.
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