Center for Human Rights Erlangen-Nürnberg

The FAU Research Center for Human Rights Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU CHREN) is an association of academics from various faculties and disciplines who contribute to research on regional, national and international developments in the field of human rights. Here you will find information on our work as well as regular updates on current events and developments.



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Cooperation Partners

We cooperate with regional, national and international organizations that research and teach human rights.

  • Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

    Logo der Geneva Academy und Link zu deren HomepageThe Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights is a lead research institution and postgraduate sector in the area of humanitarian and human rights law.

  • Nürnberger Menschenrechtszentrum

    Logo des Nürnberger Menschenrechtszentrums und Link zu deren HomepageThe Nürnberger Menschenrechtszentrum is a local human rights NGO based at the heart of Nuremberg. It advocates for the respect of human rights at the local, national, and international level. Together with the CHREN, it has, among other things, organized the conference “Human Rights in Times of Contestation” taking place in Nuremberg in June 2019.

  • International Nuremberg Principles Academy

    Logo der Internationalen Akademie Nürnberger Prinzipien und Link zu deren HomepageThe International Nuremberg Principles Academy is a research and advocacy institution in the area of international criminal law. It focusses on applied and interdisciplinary research, provides training and consultancies for target groups, and is a forum for practitioners in the area of national and international criminal law.

  • Association of Human Rights Institutes

    The CHREN is a member of the Association of Human Rights Institutes (AHRI). The AHRI has more than 60 member organizations active in human rights research and education.