National Institute of Human Rights (NIHR)

The NIHR has been established at the NLSIU in 1998 recognising the growing demands of the human rights education and research at the national level. During 1991-1998, it functioned under the name of Human Rights Centre.ActivitiesThe NIHR has two main wings :a) The Academy;
b) Research and PublicationsThe NIHR also conducts training programmes for judicial officers in collaboration with National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). Current programmes include a study on the status of human rights education and looking at disability rights. The NIHR has recently published a Handbook for Judicial Officers in collaboration with the NHRC.

The Centre also offers a Post-Graduate Diploma in Human Rights Law through distance education mode.

Justice S. Rajendra Babu, Rtd. Chief Justice of India and former Chairman, National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi hold the NIHR Chair.

The Faculty Coordinator is

Prof. (Dr.) Sarasu Esther Thomas
Registrar & Professor of Law, NLSIU
Tel. No. : 080-23160532/533/535
Email :


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