The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute
of Human Rights
Manfred Nowak is Professor of International Human Rights Protection at University of Vienna and Director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights. He is one of the most significant scholars and experts of the international Human Rights field. As a researcher and practitioner he has authored numerous books and articles. He has been awarded the UNESCO Prize for the Teaching of Human Rights and was head of the European Master's Degree in Human Rights and Democratization (E.MA) in Venice from 2000 to 2007. In the context of the UN he has performed a range of different tasks, among others as UN Special Reporter on Torture since December 2004.
Research Platform Human Rights in the
In February 2008, the research platform Human Rights in the European Context was established at the University of Vienna. It assembles academics of 12 departments of the University of Vienna with the purpose of strengthening the inter-disciplinary research on the topic of Human Rights in Europe.
The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights serves as the platform's centre of communication and coordination.