Centre for Fundamental Rights


The following courses are offered to Hertie School's MPP and MIA students, in particular to those following the Human Rights & Global Governance concentration area of the MIA programme. 

1st Year Fall 1st Year Spring 2nd Year Fall 2nd Year Spring
International Law | Başak Çalı & Silvia Karin Steininger Global ethics | Richard Bellamy & Erica Benner Climate Crisis & Human Rights | Juan Auz Migration & Human Rights | Grażyna Baranowska
Human rights and global governance: Key challenges | Benjamin Hofmann Business, Human Rights, & Gender: The Absence of Law | Sorcha Macleod Inequality in the Finance & Distribution of Health | Mujaheed Shaikh
Public Ethics | Richard Bellamy
Human Rights & New Technologies | Francesca Palmiotto
Human Rights and Global Governance concentration: Core courses Human Rights and Global Governance concentration: Elective courses

Centre Faculty

Certificate Programmes

The Centre for Fundamental Rights offers a certificate of attendance to Hertie School students, who take part in its thematically organised termly colloquium. 

More information on the colloquium is available here


Professional development courses offered by the Centre for Fundamental Rights

Open-source investigation for human rights: Ethics, methods and practices (Sam Dubberley, in collaboration with Human Rights Watch): This course will discuss the history, ethics, methods and best practices associated with open source research and how it can be incorporated into documentation and investigation processes for human rights advocacy and accountability. More information here.

Strategic Campaigning for Human Rights (Dr. Begüm Başdaş): The two-day Skills Workshop aims to provide students with the fundamental tools of strategic campaigning for human rights. Each session will address different elements of campaigning such as establishing short and long-term campaign objectives, target audiences and influencers, key messaging, and communication strategies as well as monitoring, evaluation, and risk analysis within campaign strategies. More information here.


Please note that the annual curricula may vary.