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Research at LSE Human Rights

We foster interdisciplinary collaboration on relevant and timely topics about human rights

Current research projects 


Laboratory for Advanced Research on the Global Economy

The Laboratory for Advanced Research on the Global Economy, directed by Dr Margot Salomon, probes the challenges posed by the complexities of the global economy and their implications for human well-being. The Lab has been set up to create a dynamic space for research, from the conceptual to the practical and across disciplines, on the myriad places where questions of human rights, fairness and justice intersect with economic globalisation.

Read about some of LSE Human Rights past projects.  

LSE Human Rights PhD Network

LSE Human Rights has been a transdisciplinary centre of excellence for international academic research, teaching, and critical scholarship on human rights for over two decades.

We are currently constituting a PhD network consisting of postgraduate students across the School working on any topic related to the broad fields of human rights and social justice. The network will provide PhD students a chance to meet one another and engage with the community of faculty that are members of LSE Human Rights. We will also seek to create various opportunities for PhD students engaged in the network, including opportunities to present work-in-progress, to participate in international partnership exchanges with other universities, and to network with scholars within the field. The LSE Human Rights PhD network will also have the opportunity to self-define its activities.

If you are interested in joining, please email to with the following details:

  • Name
  • Department
  • PhD Start Date
  • Projected PhD End Date
  • Tentative PhD Title
  • Tentative PhD Abstract/Description of PhD Project
  • Reason for seeking to join the network

Inter-disciplinary research groups

LSE Human Rights hosts four discreet research / discussion groups which foster interdisciplinary collaboration, drawing their members from departments across LSE and beyond.

  • Atrocity, Suffering and Human Rights
  • Globalisation, Poverty and Responsibility
  • Internationalism, Cosmopolitanism and the Politics of Solidarity
  • Philosophies of Violence

Find out more about our research groups.

Doctoral students

LSE Human Rights does not have a formal doctoral programme, but academic staff supervise PhD students via their home department (e.g. Law, Sociology etc). 

Human Rights Doctoral Research Forum

LSE Human Rights is a member of the Human Rights Doctoral Research Forum - a collaboration with Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex and the Centre of Governance and Human Rights at the University of Cambridge.

The Forum  aims to encourage participation and  collaboration by doctoral students researching human rights from the partner institutions. Students from all all three partner institutions have presented and commented on their work at special networking and workshop events. 

Visiting Fellowships

Our Visiting Fellowship Scheme enables human rights academics, researchers and practitioners to spend a period of time conducting research at LSE Human Rights.