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Department of Human Rights and Democracy

The Department of Human Rights and Democracy at University College Stockholm is dedicated to excellence in interdisciplinary human rights and democracy education and research.

Pioneering education in human rights and democracy

Master Student Reports – Human Rights

This year’s students’ reports from the course Human Rights and Democracy Clinic Part II are available online. Reports present the results of the projects relevant to human rights and democracy that were initiated by master students.


We have been offering university level courses in human rights and democracy since 1997 and are proud to prepare the next generation of experts and practitioners in these fields. Our undergraduate and graduate programs allow students to develop the necessary skills and expertise for successful careers in public administration, private companies, and non-governmental organisations.

Cutting edge research

We work everyday to engage students in the most recent developments within human rights and democracy research. The teachers in our university programs are leading experts in their fields, and publish widely on topics such as asylum, business and human rights, children’s rights, freedom of religion, the rights of indigenous peoples, post-conflict reconciliation, surveillance, and women’s rights.

An inclusive community

Located in the outskirts of Stockholm, the University College campus provides a safe haven for in-depth studies into some of the most challenging ethical, social and political questions of our times. We work everyday to create an inclusive environment where everyone, regardless of gender, age, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, political opinion or disability, can feel welcome and respected.

HRD partners

Department of Human Rights and Democracy cooperates with a number of different centers of learning and education throughout the world..

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Why are human rights needed in a democracy?

You can now rewatch our seminar “Why are human rights needed in a democracy?” with Paul Hunt, Helen Lindberg and Henry Ascher. The seminar was held at The Swedish forum for human rights in December.

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Student impressions of education at EHS and their future professional career

Human Rights and Democracy Student Reports

During the course Human Rights and Democracy Clinic Part II, students on the masters program work in small sub-groups to plan and execute a project of relevance for human rights and democracy.

Read more and find the reports