Human Rights Under Pressure


Human Rights under Pressure

“Human Rights under Pressure – Ethics, Law and Politics” (HR-UP) is a new 3-year structured Doctoral Program, offered together by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Freie Universität Berlin. Providing an unprecedented joint platform for cutting-edge research on pressing contemporary challenges for the realization of human rights, HR-UP offers young researchers a unique opportunity to conduct original research in one of three sub-fields:

Human Rights and Crises and Emergencies

Human Rights and Diversity

Human Rights and Globalisation

HR-UP's inaugural 3-year program will start in October 2014. This interdisciplinary program welcomesoutstanding Doctoral & Post-Doctoral candidates whose research is in relevant fields of Law, Social Sciences or the Humanities, including Social Work and Education. All researchers accepted to the program will participate in joint courses and workshops - including an introductory course in Jerusalem, interdisciplinary colloquia, research ‘master-classes’, and annual summer schools in Berlin – and will be jointly supervised by participating senior scholars from Germany and Israel.

Funding for the program in the amount of 4.5 million Euro has been awarded by the Einstein FoundationBerlin and the German Research Foundation (DFG).

“Human Rights under Pressure” is the first ever joint Israeli/German PhD program in any field.

For further information, please visit the program website: