Minerva Center for Human Rights
Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv University (Established 1995)
Dr. Einat AlbinDirector
Dr. Leora BilskyDirector
Prof. Dr. iur. Anne Peters, LL.M. (Harvard)Chairwoman
Fields of Research
The Center's main focus is local and regional human rights issues. Broader comparative theoretical issues not directly linked to Israel and the Middle East also constitute part of the Center's agenda.
Social, economic and cultural rights, minority rights, freedom of speech, civil society and human rights, human rights during transitions to democracy, hate crimes, human rights in Israeli law.
Research activities and aims
The Center's goals are: To support research by both students and senior academics on human rights; To provide information to the local and international human rights community by building a bibliographical database and documentation center, accessible via the internet, on local and regional human rights issues; To provide a forum for the exchange of ideas on human rights issues between students, scholars, human rights activists and policy-makers from Israel and abroad; To promote interest in human rights issues in the academic community and at large.