UNESCO Chair in Human Rights and Democracy (373), established in 1998 at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland).  


Disciplines related to the human rights.


  • To promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation activities in the field of human rights and democracy.
  • To facilitate sub-regional collaboration between high-level internationally recognized researchers and professors and the teaching staff of the University, in cooperation with the Swiss National Commission for UNESCO, the Human Rights Department of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and the Federal Office of culture.

Host Institution


  • Swiss National Commission for UNESCO (Switzerland). Website
  • Human rights Department of the federal Department of Foreign Affairs (Switzerland). Website
  • Federal Office of culture (Switzerland). Website
  • UNESCO Chairs in human rights.

UNESCO Sector/Field Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Social and Human Sciences.


Prof. Patrice Meyer-Bisch, Coordonnateur de l'Institut  interdisciplinaire d'éthique et des droits de l'homme et de la Chaire  UNESCO pour les droits de l'homme et la démocratie, Université de  Fribourg

E-Mail address - patrice.meyer-bisch(at)unifr.ch

Work Phone - 41 26 / 300 73 43  (secretariat: 44)

Cell: -41 79 / 409 55  04

Fax - 41 26 / 300 97 07
Street - 13 av. de Beauregard   

City - Fribourg
Postal Code - CH 1700
Country - Suisse