Institute of Human Rights Research
The University of Fiji, the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNOHCHR) established an Institute of Human Rights Research (IHRR). The institute will help in advancing studies on human rights in the Pacific region and in advocating for the ultimate need to rigorously protect them.
The Institute was formally established by the signing of an MOU between the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, The University of Fiji, and the Pacific Islands Development Forum.
The Institute is the first of its kind in the Pacific which aims at enhancing existing knowledge and data on selected human rights issues, and will fill an important gap by enabling postgraduate students to conduct Pacific-focused research on how best to design tailored advocacy tools ensuring the integration of international human rights principles into national policies.