Congratulations to Anja Mihr, 2023 Recipient of the UCCHRE Human Rights and Higher Education Award

The UCCHRE Human Rights in Higher Education Award promotes work that embodies human rights principles and practices in teaching, learning, research, policies, and practices. It recognises an individual, organisation, initiative, or publication for its outstanding contribution to human rights education.

The 2023 award recipient, Dr. Anja Mihr, will be recognised during the virtual UCCHRE/Human Rights USA Human Rights Day Celebration on 7 December from 4-5 ET. Kindly register here.

Dr. Anja Mihr, PhD, is a political scientist, consultant, senior lecturer, writer and researcher for International Human Rights Law, Governance, Public Policy, and Transitional Justice/Transitology focusing on Eurasia. She is the Founder and Program Director of the Center on Governance through Human Rights at the Berlin Governance Platform in Berlin, Germany. She has held professorships at OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, at the Willy-Brandt School of Public Policy, Erfurt University, Germany, and the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM), University of Utrecht, Netherlands.

In 2023, Anja launched the Central Asia Regional Master in Liberal Arts Programme for Human Rights and Sustainability (MAHRS) which she is supervising at the OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. It is the 8th regional MA Programme of the Global Campus for Human Rights. Mihr has been Head of the Rule of Law department at The Hague Institute for Global Justice and carried out several Visiting Professorships for Human Rights and Public Policy, such as at Peking University Law School in China together with the Raoul Wallenberg Research Institute on Human Rights, Lund University in 2008 as well as at SIPA, Columbia University in New York. 2006-2008, she was the Program Director for the European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (EMA) at the European Inter-University Center for Human Rights in Venice (EIUC, now Global Campus of Human Rights), Italy. She received her Ph.D. in Political Sciences from the Free University in Berlin, Germany, in 2001. She teaches international human rights law, transitional justice, & transitology public policy, democracy theories, and ‘glocal’ governance with an interdisciplinary approach to international and domestic politics.

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