Human Rights and Peace

The Centre for Human Rights and Peace (CHRP)


Human rights and peace


About us

The Centre for Human Rights and Peace (CHRP) was established in 2008 and is domiciled in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts University of Nairobi. The Centre runs a post graduate program in human rights and peace. Since its establishment, the programme has grown very rapidly. The Centre undertakes collaborative multidisciplinary teaching, training, research, consultancy and community service in human rights and peace, and currently spearheads a Master of Arts Degree in human rights at the University. The CHRP is an active member of the AHRI.

Vision: A respected and internationally acclaimed thematic area committed to excellence in teaching, research and the development of holistic students and society.

Mission: To provide a conducive environment for scholarly articulation of wisdom, beliefs, values and ideals of humanity with a focus on how these may contribute to the quest for a just, peaceful and prosperous world.

Core Values: Objectivity and fairness, Commitment to human values, Quality education, Team work and collegiality & Professionalism.

The CHRP in collaboration with the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) on 10th 12 2021 launched the Haki Journal of Human Right (See attached photos) an annual peer-reviewed academic journal covering human rights studies and practices, natural and legal rights. The Journal aims at   to providing an academic forum for human rights theory, practice and advocacy by encompassing all aspects of human rights across professional and geographical boundaries. Members are encouraged to submit papers for publication.


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