Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights (BIM)


The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights is a centre of competence for human rights work. Internationally recognised experts combine cutting-edge research with practical human rights work making the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights one of the leading Human Rights institutions in Europe. Its independent research offers facts in decision-making processes and in public debate. Through educational work for school teachers, training of members of the executive forces and the judiciary, through advocacy work for and monitoring of state institutions, its work has a sustainable and tangible effect for all parties concerned. This approach makes the Institute unique.

Based on its work since 1993 and in light of upcoming developments within the international human rights discourse, the BIM focuses its expertise in the following areas: Human Dignity and Public Security, Human Rights in Development Co-operation and Business, European Neighbourhood and Integration Policy, Anti-discrimination, Diversity and Asylum, Women’s Rights, Child Rights, Anti-Trafficking, Human Rights Education / Education for Democratic Citizenship and Digital Rights.