Sussex Centre for Human Rights Research

Human rights research

Sussex Law School staff are involved in a broad range of human rights research.

Current areas of research 

Current areas of research and interest include:

  • International and regional human rights frameworks;
  • Hate crime;
  • The right to protest;
  • The right to property and housing;
  • Human rights and global security;
  • Human rights and international humanitarian law;
  • Access to justice;
  • Fair trial and due process;
  • Detention;
  • Habeas Corpus;
  • Torture;
  • Respect for human dignity;
  • Dignity in dying;
  • The right to a family, including abortion;
  • Fertility treatment and the right to family for LGBTIs;
  • Minority and aboriginal rights;
  • Citzenship;
  • Culture, identity and language rights;
  • Cultural heritage;
  • Interculturalism;
  • Freedom of religion;
  • Gender equality; and
  • Women's human rights.

We adopt a wide range of methodologies, approaches and perspectives in our work. 

Further information

For further information about the human rights expertise of members of the law faculty, please see below or consult the Sussex Law School faculty list.