HUman Rights – MUtually Raising excellence (HURMUR)

Since January 2016, the Walther Schücking Institute is involved in a three-year-project, funded by the European Union, entitled “HUman Rights – MUtually Raising excellence” (HURMUR). In cooperation with the Danish Institute for Human Rights in Copenhagen, Denmark, and the Law School of Tallinn University, Estonia, the project aims at raising research excellence in the field of human rights with a special focus on developing institutional structures in Tallinn.

Besides its general commitment to the project, the Walther Schücking Institute will focus, in particular, on two aspects. The first is the establishment and regular publication of a new regional peer-reviewed academic journal, entitled the “East European Yearbook on Human Rights” and based primarily at the Law School in Tallinn. Given its long-standing publication of the German Yearbook for International Law, the Walther Schücking Institute will be able to draw on its vast experience to guide the development of this project.

The second main focus will be on a sub-project entitled “New Human Rights for the 21st Century”. Such rights are highly diverse and range from reproductive rights and the right to gender identity to rights related to developing technology like the right to internet access or the so-called right to be forgotten on the internet. Their origins, function and rhetoric will be the subject of workshops and conferences, held in Kiel and in Tallinn, with the participation of leading experts from all over the world. The results of these events will be brought together in an edited volume.

Further information may be found on the project's website.

Participating researchers at the Walther Schücking Institute: