About us


‌A workshop held on 18 January 2011 established significant interest in the creation of a Glasgow Human Rights Network. Our network now comprises members from the University of Glasgow and universities across Scotland, as well as civil society and national/local government from across Scotland. The network facilitates links between academics within and beyond Glasgow as well as to facilitates knowledge exchange between academics and practitioners.

Our aims

  • To be an internationally recognised network for human rights
  • To facilitate interdisciplinary research collaboration
  • To support interdisciplinary teaching in human rights, particularly at postgraduate level
  • To support knowledge exchange between practitioners and researchers
  • To provide a public forum for lectures, debates, and other activities

The network has a number of research clusters based around key priority themes and areas of research and activism within the network. The clusters provide a place for those with similar interests to share research and information, and plan various activities and future collaborative research projects. At present, our five multidisciplinary clusters of researchers and practitioners are:

  • Equality and Diversity
  • Security, Conflict, and Protection
  • Promoting Awareness and Respect for Human Rights
  • Theoretical and Philosophical Approaches to Human Rights
  • Postgraduate Network

Find Further information on these clusters

The network is happy to explore the possibilities of working with a range of strategic partners. If you or your organisation would be interested in becoming a GHRN member or partner, please contact Co-Convenor of GHRN Yingru Li, via email: Yingru.Li@glasgow.ac.uk    

You can keep in touch by signing up for our email mailing list to receive a newsletter and updates (email Yingru.Li@glasgow.ac.uk or GHRN@glasgow.ac.uk) or follow us on Twitter @GlasgowHumRts

GHRN partnership restrictions
The initial focus of the Glasgow Human Rights Network (GHRN) is to forge links with partners, members of the public and other institutions based in Scotland only.  Your work can of course, be internatioanlly focussed.  If your organisation is based outside Scotland, we are happy to explore potential working relationships and to hold details on file if membership is extended at a later date.