Palestinian Authority

UNESCO Chair on Human Rights, Democracy and Peace (162), established in 1997 at An Najah National University (Palestinian Authority).


  • Disciplines related to human rights, democracy and peace.


  • To promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation activities in the field of human rights, democracy and peace.
  • To facilitate sub regional and regional collaboration between high-level, internationally recognized researchers and teachers and the research and teaching staff of the University..
  • To initiate and help elaborate a curriculum concerning issues of human rights, democracy and peace for use in the programmes of the University and other Palestinian universities.

Host Institution


  • Universiteit Gent (Belgium). Site Web
  • Università degli Studi di Trieste (Italy). Site Web
  • University of Malta (Malta). Site Web
  • Universiteit Utrecht (Netherlands). Site Web
  • Red IRIS, Universidad Complutense of Madrid (Spain). Site Web
  • Universidad de Granada (Spain). Site Web
  • UNESCO Chairs on Human Rights.

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Social and Human Sciences.


Dr Raed Abubadawia, An Najah National University, Public Relations Department
UNESCO Chairholder
E-Mail address - uchrdn(at); r_o_lawyer(at)

Work Phone: +970 9 234 5113; ext: 2202 or 2204/

Fax - +972 9 23 87 982
P.O. Box 7
Nablus, West Bank

Palestinian Authority