The Institute of Human Rights (IHR) focuses on the protection and promotion of human rights, including the political, civil, economic, social and cultural rights of the people, especially those of the indigenous peoples, the urban poor, the working class and the peasantry.
We are an academic legal resource institute committed to the full promotion and protection of human rights by providing relevant and responsive research, publication, training and other services of the highest standards. Through our programs, we contribute to the development of law and policy in light of the imperative of human dignity and integrity.
An enabling environment in which individuals and communities enjoy and realize human rights to the fullest extent.
To stimulate research and publication in specialized fields of human rights;
To play a key role in the development of a comprehensive human rights policy in the Philippines that will address the exigencies of human rights protection and promotion;
To expand the UP Law Complex's database on human rights through its computerization and acquisition of various materials on human rights;
To play a significant role in the development, promotion and protection of human rights in the Southeast Asian region;
To take an active part in international networking for the promotion of human rights; and
To institutionalize student participation in the programs of the Institute, as a means of enhancing their skills and instilling in them the value of promoting the public interest.