Research carried out in the research department is playing a central role in the work of the Institute.
The research efforts make the Institute able to take part in the public debate with research-based arguments.
These research efforts make the Institute capable of giving research-based answers to Parliamentary hearings and carrying out fundamental research within specific human rights areas as well as delivering research based, praxis oriented teaching and analyses.
The researchers within the research department represent a variety of professional disciplines that jointly contribute to the Institute’s exploration of human rights.
Central is the law-based research about the human rights instruments and their importance but research linked to the humanities and social and political sciences and related to, for instance, the practical implementation of human rights is of great significance.