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The Human Rights Center at Beirut Arab University (HRC-BAU) was established in 2009 as a specialized center independent of all the faculties and departments at the university.

 

Vision

Years from now the center will have helped create a more harmonious community by exposing youth in Lebanon to human rights and helping them understand violations while acquiring the education, skills and resources necessary in an attempt to create the desired change and build a better future.

 

Mission

The HRC-BAU is a university initiative that assists students and accordingly their communities to a better understanding of their rights through raising awareness in the course of formal and non formal methods thus complementing their education all through university years and years after.
The center also strives to partner with other national and international institutions and NGOs and achieve its objectives through empowerment skills, access to data, students’ development activities, and communal interaction.

Services

  • Annual Regional Summer Courses on Human Rights
  • Annual NGO Fairs
  • Training courses and workshops that focus on various human rights related topics
  • Moot court competitions
  • Model of International Criminal Court
  • Exchange programs
  • Projects affiliated with the Legal clinics
  • Open discussions and debates
  • Screening of human rights related movies
  • International and national conferences related to human rights issues
  • Researches and country mappings

Objectives

The Center strives to partner with national and international institutions and NGO's and achieve its objectives through empowerment skills, access to data, students' development activities and communal interaction.

The Centre is currently cooperating with international and national parties. The international cooperation includes the Raoul Wallenberg Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI), The Council of Europe, and The Protection Project at John’s Hopkins University, Special Tribunal for Lebanon, University of Cologne/Germany, Hamad Ben Khalifa University/Qatar, Kreisau Initiative/Germany, GIZ and The United Nation Office on Drugs and Crimes. The national cooperation includes ALEF, The Lebanese Women Democratic Gathering, ABA, PINCALE, Caritas, Caritas migrant Center Lebanon, Volunteers without borders, Fighters for Peace, KAFA, Ruwad frontiers.

    Contact

  • Eighth floor, Hariri building, Beirut Arab University.
  • hrc@bau.edu.lb
  • +961 1 300 110 X: 2323