Vision & Mission

In early 2021 the Global Campus adopted a new, bolder vision and mission statement which strongly reaffirms our values and inspires our future strategy.

The vision of the Global Campus of Human Rights is to foster new generations of human rights defenders able to contribute to a world in which human dignity, equality, freedom, human security, sustainable development, democracy, the rule of law and respect for all human rights are realised.

Our mission is articulated in nine overarching goals and nine strategic objectives.

Our goals are:

  • To build human rights awareness by engaging in network-building, advocacy and outreach efforts
  • To support the implementation of international human rights, democracy and the rule of law in national contexts
  • To address challenges facing human rights and democracy in an increasingly globalised society
  • To educate human rights defenders active in the non-governmental, governmental and inter-governmental spheres
  • To advance, connect and coordinate, cross-regionally and interdisciplinary, key human resources and expertise in the area of human rights
  • To provide innovative knowledge and technical expertise guided by ethical, human rights-based perspectives
  • To focus on cutting-edge thematic issues of contemporary concern and relevance
  • To prepare and support future change-makers, including by facilitating movement-building processes
  • To contribute to a just and sustainable future by increasing its own awareness of the impact the network has on the environment

Our strategic objectives are:

  • To strengthen our educational programmes through cross-regional enrichment and joint practice-led projects
  • To bolster the global promotion of human rights and democracy by maximising the digitalisation of our activities
  • To strengthen the visibility and capacities of the Global Campus alumni in all regions of the Global Campus
  • To ensure the strategic enlargement of the Global Campus
  • To strengthen the link between academic and grassroots activism and support global movement-building efforts that address emerging human rights crises through teaching, research and capacity-building
  • To mainstream the empowerment of women, children and youth across all regions of the Global Campus
  • To strengthen democratic resilience
  • To develop educational and research activities to raise awareness about the link between environmental justice and human rights
  • To foreground the role of the arts as a key tool for the advancement of human rights and democracy

View our mission & vision statement.