'Human Rights Research Methods' Conference 1-2 June in Berlin, Germany

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June 1, 2022 to June 2, 2022
Subject Fields: 
Human Rights, Research and Methodology

Scientific Committee of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) invites:

Join us online or offline for the conference ‘Research Methods to Measure Human Rights Compliance in Europe’ will be held in Berlin, on June 1-2 thanks to the generous support of the German Ministry of Justice, which will host us.

We have gathered researchers, scholars and experts from across various research fields to exchange experiences in measuring human rights across a variety of policy areas, including but not limited to: the global information society, corporate social responsibility, migration and the environment.

Given the expertise of the members of this network, your participation and input would be highly valued and most appreciated.

For details see below and make sure you register here: https://forms.office.com/r/y4cwtyQa6s by May 24th if you are willing and able to join us.



Research Methods and Measuring Human Rights in the European Union


1-2 June 2022

Venue: Gustav-Heinemann-Saal, Federal Ministry of Justice (BMJ),

Jerusalemer Str. 27,  10117 Berlin, Germany

Directions: https://www.bmj.de/EN/Service/Contact/contact_node.html


Please register here by 24 May 2022:  https://forms.office.com/r/y4cwtyQa6s


Day 1)  Wednesday 1 June 2022

09:30   Arrival

10:00-10:15      Welcome and opening

Angelika Schlunck, State Secretary to the Federal Ministry of Justice, Federal Republic of Germany, Berlin        (by video link)

Dora Kostakopoulou, Chair, FRA Scientific Committee

Anja Mihr, FRA Scientific Committee


10:15 – 10:45  

Applied Research at the Fundamental Rights Agency: experience and challenges

Michael O’Flaherty, Director, FRA, Vienna


10:45-11:30      Cross-Fertilization between Social Science and Human Rights Law Research

                        Rosemary-Ann Byrne, Professor of Legal Studies, NYU, Abu Dhabi.


11:50 – 12:30   Researching the implementation of ECtHR case law at grassroots level

Effie Fokas, PhD, Senior Research Fellow, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP); Research Associate, London School of Economics Hellenic Observatory


13:30 – 14:15  

Human Rights, Environmental Protection, and Sustainable Development: “Measure for Measure”

Marianne Franklin, Professor of Global Media and Politics, Goldsmiths University of London

14:30 – 15:15   Norm compliance and empirical research challenges: methodologies of researching compliance

Hans-Otto Sano, PhD. Senior Researcher, Danish Institute for Human Rights, Copenhagen


Day 2)              Thursday 2 June 2022


10:10 – 11:00  

Measuring the respect of human rights in the context of migration       

Aleksandra Szczerba, Professor of Law, Jacob of Paradies University in Gorzów Wielkopolski



Measuring human rights compliance in the area of New Information Technologies

Mart Susi, Professor of Human Rights Law, Tallinn University, Action Chair, Global Digital Human Rights Network

13:00 -13:45    

Measuring how people understand and experience fundamental rights in practice.

Malcolm Langford, Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo and University of          Bergen

13:45 – 14:15              

Conclusion and Ways Ahead

Joanna Goodey, Head of Research, FRA

14:15               End of Conference

Contact Info: 

Dr. Anja Mihr

Program Director

Center on Governance through Human Rights

HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Governance Platform
Pariser Platz 6  

D - 10117 Berlin