Past, Present & Current Policies of the EU in the field of Human Rights, Peace & Security
Irish Centre for Human Rights
Established in January 2000, the Irish Centre for Human Rights is dedicated to the study and promotion of human rights and humanitarian law. It currently has five permanent full time faculty, comprised of a director and four lecturers, three additional lecturers who serve in an adjunct, visiting or fellowship capacity, three doctoral fellows and one administrative assistant.


The Centre is located across from the Galway Cathedral on Earl's Island, at the interface between town and the campus of the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG). Whilst the Centre is autonomous in both its physical location and day-to-day operations, its academic staff are members of the Faculty of Law at the National University of Ireland, Galway, with whom the Centre is linked and maintains a close and cooperative working relationship.


The Irish Centre for Human Rights has been closely engaged in developing the COST Action project on Human Rights, Peace and Security in EU Foreign Policy since its inception. The Centre was one of six participating institution who participated in the elaboration of the Memorandum of Understanding between COST Secretariat and AHRI.