The Centre for Human Rights Studies of the University of Zurich (UZHR) is an interdisciplinary scientific network with the goal of promoting and coordinating research, teaching and knowledge transfer in the area of human rights. 

With its activities in research and teaching as well as by providing services in favour of a wider public, the UZHR contributes to the realisation of human rights and strengthens the visibility of the University of Zurich in this field. The centre also organises research-related events as well as practice-oriented projects. Through its activities and expertise, the UZHR has become a leading academic institution in the field of human rights in Switzerland over the past years.