Socio-economic rights, such as the right to health, are central to our research and teaching at the Centre for Applied Human Rights.

Long-term interdisciplinary projects aim to frame diseases such as noma as a human rights concern, thereby seeking to achieve policy change at international and domestic levels and a better prevention of this devastating childhood disease.


Our projects


We have been working on one of the greatest challenges facing human rights in the 21st century.

Noma - the neglected disease

The Noma Project seeks to establish noma’s reach, portray the realities and lived experiences of noma survivors and evaluate the implications of the framing of noma as a human rights issue and neglected tropical disease.