Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human and Fundamental Rights, Vienna, Austria
The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights (LBI-GMR) is an independent human rights research and training institution and acts as a human rights think-tank. The institute was founded in 1992 under the umbrella of the Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft and works in cooperation with Vienna University. The institute’s work is focused on human rights research on the national, European and the international level and aims at contributing to a just global society, in which every person can enjoy civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights. We actively pursue multidimensional and interdisciplinary pathways towards human rights issues and promote human rights research also at the university. In light of the inseparable relation between standards and their implementation, it is our objective to offer a link between academic research and practitioners by following a translational research concept. In addition, the Institute strives to reach out and provide its human rights expertise through academic publications, teaching and training.