Centre for Fundamental Rights

We aim at stimulating normative and critical debates on fundamental rights in academia and beyond, in policy and political circles as well as with members of civil society. Within the Hertie School we offer training to students working in the field of fundamental rights from legal, normative and comparative perspectives.

At the heart of our work is interdisciplinary and policy-relevant research focusing on the resilience and relevance of fundamental rights under changing political and economic conditions and on future-proofing fundamental rights. The centre is a hub for engagement with the challenges facing the protection of fundamental rights presented by populist political movements and authoritarian practices, climate crises, migration, technological developments and the rise of global corporate power.