Our Faculty is composed of university professors and academic lecturers from various disciplines as well as human rights practitioners working in international organisations, human rights institutes, the corporate sector, development agencies and civil society organisations:

Faculties and Departments at the University of Vienna

  • Faculty of Law
  • Facutly of Psychology
  • Faculty of Theology
  • Department of History
  • Department of Sociology
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of Journalism and Communication Studies
  • Department of International Development

Guest Lecturers from International Universities

  • Goethe Universität, Frankfurt (Germany)
  • European University Institute, Florence (Italy)
  • University of Bristol, Bristol (United Kingdom)
  • University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
  • University of Essex, Essex (United Kingdom)
  • University of Gothenburg, Göteborg (Sweden)

International Organisations

  • The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
  • The International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA)
  • The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
  • The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  • The International Red Cross (ICRC)

Regional Human Rights Institutions

  • The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)
  • The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
  • The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODHIR)
  • The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)
  • The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT)
  • The European Committee of Social Rights at the Council of Europe (CoE)
  • The European Parliament (EP)
  • The Working Party on Human Rights (COHOM) of the European Union

Austrian Institutions

  • Austrian Ministry for European and International Affairs, Department of Human Rights
  • Austrian Development Agency
  • HumanRightsConsulting Vienna
  • Law firms dealing with human rights issues

Research Institutes and Foundations

  • Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights (BIM)
  • European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC)
  • Vienna Centre for Societal Security (VICESSE)
  • Austrian Institute for International Politics (OIIP)
  • Heinrich Böll Foundation


  • Amnesty International
  • Economy for the Common Good
  • FIAN
  • LEFÖ
  • NGO Exit
  • Hemayat
  • etc.