George Ulrich

George Ulrich

Prof. George Ulrich is currently EIUC Academic Director and Programme Director of the European Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation (EMA). He held the position of Rector and Professor of Human Rights at the Riga Graduate School of Law from 2009-2016. Prior to this, he served as EIUC Secretary General from 2003-2009 and as Academic Coordinator / Programme Director of EMA from 2001- 2004. From 1999-2001 he was Senior Researcher at the Danish Centre for Human Rights and from 1996-1998 Research Fellow at the Institute of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen, and visiting researcher at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.


He obtained his Ph.D. as well as an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Toronto, Canada, and holds the degree of Cand. Mag. in Social Anthropology and History of Ideas from Aarhus University, Denmark.


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Field of Research / Interests:

philosophy, history and philosophy of human rights, moral philosophy, medical ethics, professional ethics, human rights and development cooperation, human rights diplomacy, health and human rights

Selected publications

Ulrich, G. and Ziemele, I. (eds.) (forthcoming, 2018). How International Law Works in Times of Crisis (proceedings from 22nd Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law, ESIL). Oxford University Press

Ulrich, G. (2017). ‘Research Ethics for Human Rights Research’, in B.A. Andreassen, H.-O. Sano and S. McInerney-Lankford (eds.), Research Methods in Human Rights: A Handbook, Edward Elgar Publishing

Ulrich, G. (2014). Synergies and Linkages between Danish Efforts to Promote Human Rights at the Multilateral Level and in Development Cooperation. Danish Institute for Human Rights, Copenhagen.

O’Flaherty, M.; Ulrich, G.; Müller, A.; Kedzia, Z. (eds.) (2011), Human Rights Diplomacy - Contemporary Perspectives, Martinus Nijhof Publishers / Brill

Ulrich, G. (2011). ‘Framework for the Analysis of Human Rights Diplomacy’, in Human Rights Diplomacy – Contemporary Perspectives, M. O’Flaherty, Z. Kedzia, A. Müller & G. Ulrich (eds), Martinus Nijhof Publishers / Brill.

De Feyter, K.; Parmentier, S.; Timmerman, Chr.; Ulrich, G. (eds.) (2011). The Local Relevance of Human Rights. Cambridge University Press.

Ulrich, G. (2011). ‘Epilogue: Widening the perspective on the local relevance of human rights’ in K. De Feyter.; S. Parmentier.; Chr. Timmerman and G. Ulrich (eds.). The Local Relevance of Human Rights. Cambridge University Press.

Ulrich, G. (2011). “Elucidating ethics in practice – focus on accountability”, in P. W. Geissler and S. Molyneux (eds.), Evidence, Ethos and Experiment: the anthropology and history of medical research in Africa. Berghahn Books

O’Flaherty, M.; Ulrich, G. (eds.) (2010). The Professional Identity of the Human Rights Field Officer. Ashgate Publishing Ltd.

Ulrich. G (2010). “The Statement of Ethical Commitments of Human Rights Professionals: A Commentary”, in M. O’Flaherty and G. Ulrich (eds.). The Professional Identity of the Human Rights Field Officer. Ashgate Publishing Ltd.

O’Flaherty, M. and Ulrich, G. (2010). “The Professionalisation of Human Rights Field Work”. Journal of Human Rights Practice (2010) 2 (1): 1-27, Oxford UP

Fischer, H.; Lorion, S.; Ulrich, G. (2007). Beyond Activism: The impact of the resolutions and other activities of the European Parliament in the field of human rights outside the European Union. Marsilio Editori, Venice

Ulrich, G. (2003). ‘Charges and Counter-Charges of Ethical Imperialism: Towards a Situated Approach to Development Ethics’ in Ph. Q. van Ufford and A. K. Giri (eds.), A Moral Critique of Development: In Search of Global Responsibilities, EIDOS, Routledge

Ulrich, G. and Krabbe Boserup, L. (eds.) (2003). Reparations – Redressing Past Wrongs, Yearbook Human Rights in Development, Kluwer

Hastrup, K. and Ulrich, G. (eds.) (2002) Discrimination and Toleration: New Perspectives, Kluwer

Ulrich, G. (2001). ‘Universal Human Rights: An Unfinished Project’ in K. Hastrup (ed.), Human Rights on Common Grounds? The Quest for Universality; Kluwer

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