Centre for Human Rights Erlangen-Nürnberg

Welcome to the website of the FAU Research Center for Human Rights Erlangen-Nuernberg (CHREN)

The FAU Research Center CHREN is a central scientific institution. Research Centers have close links with the higher-level key research priorities at FAU and are involved in at least one collaborative project. Research Centers are also limited to a duration of seven years and have the opportunity during this time to establish their research which may be extended as a Profile Center. An overview of all FAU profile, research and competence centers can be found on the FAU Research profile website.

FAU CHREN is an association of scholars from different faculties and disciplines at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. We conduct theoretical and practice-oriented research to further a culture of human rights regionally, nationally and internationally.

On this site, you will find information and updates on our work as well as public events.



Fast Facts:

  • CHREN is dedicated to both fundamental and topical questions of the theory and practice of human rights from an interdisciplinary perspective.
  • CHREN makes human rights-based recommendations for law and politics in Bavaria.
  • The members of CHREN do research of pertinent human rights questions of the future.


Accountability for Human Rights Violations In anticipation of Harvard scholar Kathryn Sikkink receiving an honorary doctorate from FAU on June 6th for her outstanding work on human rights, Prof. Dr.…