The Centre strives to bring together educators, researchers and students from other disciplines based on the need to approach issues regarding human rights from a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspective, both in order to respect such rights and to explore that which they require in a complex, interconnected world. The HRREC benefits from a bilingual and bi-jural environment. The Centre privileges research, teaching and outreach partnerships, with academic units, governmental and civil society organizations.

How to engage with HRREC?

  • Become a Member of the Centre.
  • Attend our events and participate in our research projects and outreach initiatives. Volunteer opportunities are open to undergraduate and graduate students. For information, please contact [email protected].


Our Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC) celebrated its 40th anniversary during the academic year 2021-2022! We wanted to mark this accomplishment by remembering key moments of the Centre’s history.

Learn more about this major milestone!


HRREC supports and promotes the work of our student, academic and community members. The Centre also engages in research activities through partnerships, holds leadership roles in diverse groups linked with the University of Ottawa and other higher education institutions, and contributes to the work of research chairs, post-doctoral fellows and human rights non-governmental organizations located in the national capital region and beyond.

Read testimonials from our members and our partners.