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International Justice and Human Rights Centre

The International Justice and Human Rights Research Centre provides a forum for research in international criminal law, international humanitarian law, human rights law, public international law, international conflict and security law, migration, criminal justice and human rights. It includes members from both academia and the legal profession.

Members of Edge Hill and NLU, Ukraine, on Edge Hill Campus. June 2023

Members of the centre provide expert advice and training to the legal profession, governmental and non-governmental organisations, judiciaries, undertake collaborative research. The research centre regularly hosts conferences, workshops, seminars, and lectures. We welcome proposals for collaborative research projects.

The International Justice and Human Rights Centre now has a dedicated site for all of our news, events, research projects, and updated from our Members. Access our site below.

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Our support for Ukrainian Academics

Twinning with Ukraine’s Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University (NLU)

Edge Hill University (EHU) and Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University (NLU) were twinned in autumn 2021 after being introduced by the Charles Cormack Group. In early 2023, Universities UK (UUKi) awarded Edge Hill a grant as part of its Twin for Hope campaign, supporting a multifaceted collaborative project comprised of capacity building, research, knowledge exchange and policy support activities.

Our twinning with NLU
NLU Academics visiting Edge Hill in 2023

Academic Mentoring Scheme

The Centre is also proud to support the UK Academic Mentoring Scheme.

Science for Ukraine logo, directing to

The UK academic mentoring scheme is run by volunteers from Science for Ukraine-UK as a rapid response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. We aim to support colleagues from Ukrainian universities directly affected by the invasion through mentoring. 

Science for Ukraine UK mentoring endeavours to support Ukrainian colleagues to navigate through UK academia. We do not cover immigration advice, financial advice and pastoral support - the scheme is only intended for professional purposes. The specific objectives of the scheme are helping Ukrainian colleagues with:  

● career planning, CVs & applications  

● networking & profile building  

● working in the UK (academic culture)  

● publication process & academic writing  

● securing research funding (UK- funders only)  

● promotion and progression  

Register as a UK Mentor

Research in action

Current and former Members of the International Justice and Human Rights Centre have been involved in important and innovative research on a range of topics. Here are some examples of our research to date.