Uppsala Human Rights Research Network

About us

Uppsala University's human rights research network welcomes researchers from all over the university and all its faculties.

The network aims to highlight and further develop existing research on legal, ethical, philosophical and political perspectives on human rights and link it to current issues such as threats to rights, the different status of rights for different groups, the theoretical basis of rights and how rights can be demanded and implemented.

To be able to do this, our researchers gather around a variety of activities. We also want to create new contacts, meeting places and conversations that promote research and in-depth study for the network's members, for the university, and for society. The idea is also to create the conditions for joint applications to establish new research environments or programmes in the longer term.  

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Current events

Upcoming Higher seminars

We are planning a number of seminars this spring. More info will be provided shortly. Meanwhile if you have any questions or inquiries contact us at mr-jur@uu.se.


Thomas Wimark
Wimark, T. (2021). Homemaking and perpetual liminality among queer refugees. Social & Cultural Geography22(5), 647-665.
Wimark, T. (2021). Housing policy with violent outcomes–the domestication of queer asylum seekers in a heteronormative society. Journal of ethnic and migration studies47(3), 703-722.
Hedlund, D., & Wimark, T. (2019). Unaccompanied children claiming asylum on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Journal of Refugee Studies32(2), 257-277.
Wimark, T., & Hedlund, D. (2017). Cohabitation as ideology in migration law. Sociologisk Forskning54(1-2), 69-89.

Thomas Nygren
Nolgård, O., Nygren, T., Tibbitts, F., Anamika, A., Bentrovato, D. et al.
Historical Encounters: A journal of historical consciousness, historical cultures and history education, 7(1): 24-49 2020.
A global history in a global world?: Human rights in history education in the Global North and South
Nygren, T., Kronlid, D., Larsson, E., Novak, J., Bentrovato, D. et al.
Journal of Social Science Education, 19(4): 63-97 2020.
Global Citizenship Education for global citizenship?: Students’ views on learning about, through, and for human rights, peace, and sustainable development in England, India, New Zealand, South Africa, and SwedenLadda ner fulltext (pdf)
Nygren, T., Johnsrud, B.
Journal of Human Rights Practice, 10(2): 287-306 2018.
What Would Martin Luther King Jr. Say?: Teaching the Historical and Practical Past to Promote Human Rights in Education
Standish, K., Nygren, T.
Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy Routledge. Epub ahead of print. 2018.
Looking for peace in the Swedish National CurriculaLadda ner fulltext (pdf)
Nygren, T.
Journal of Peace Education, Routledge. 13(2): 113-135 2016.
Thinking and caring about indigenous peoples’ human rights: Swedish students writing history beyond scholarly debate

Sofia Näsström
The Spirit of Democracy. Corruption. Disintegration, Renewal (Oxford University Press 2021).

Sara Lundberg
Utbildning – både rättighet och skyldighet

Last modified: 2023-03-08