Human RightS Initiative

The Human RightS Initiative (HRSI) is an awareness raising and capacity building organization based at CEU. Founded in 1999 by the students of the CEU Legal Studies Human Rights Program, it has grown into an internationally recognized human rights organization, focusing on youth involvement, education and active student participation. HRSI's mission is to promote social engagement through awareness raising and capacity building. Our main target groups are CEU students and alumni, local and regional students, NGO staff and activists as well as local and regional NGOs. HRSI is supported by the Open Society Institute (OSI), the CEU Legal Studies Department and the CEU Rectorate, and works under the supervision of the Office of the Provost and Academic Pro-Rector.

HRSI goals:

  • To provide training and practical experience in human rights and related issues
  • To raise awareness of human rights and to promote social responsibility
  • To offer opportunities for networking among the local and regional community of human rights and NGO professionals