Global Campus scholars publish a wealth of innovative books and academic articles, which reflect the multi-disciplinarily and regional diversity of our network.

Annually the Global Campus Research Programme provides an opportunity to academics and students of the seven Regional Master’s programmes to join together in a research project of current significance. The Research programme focuses on international human rights topics analysed through the lenses of different regional perspectives. This activity is normally strongly connected to the Global Classroom, a yearly event gathering students and professors from the Global Campus and international experts. The insights and conclusions from the event are therefore integrated in the research and they further enrich the final findings.

In recent years, different publications were carried out within the master program “Human Rights and Democratization in the Caucasus” program. It should be noted that some of the publications were used at the European Commission as analyses and concrete policy for different countries were carried out on their bases.

Publications within the Global Campus Research Programme also include the peer-reviewed biannual e-journal “Global Campus Human Rights Journal”, which serves as a forum for rigorous scholarly analysis, critical commentary, and report on recent developments pertaining to human rights and democratisation globally. It is an open access journal published under the auspices of the Global Campus of Regional Human Rights Masters, and is supported financially by the European Union Commission.

Also in this section visitors can read country Briefs on Deinstitutionalisation for children with disabilities in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) which were prepared and published within the frames of Practice Exchange on Deinstitutionalization for Children with Disabilities (hereinafter Practice Exchange) project implemented thanks to Global Campus Human rights and the Right Livelihood Foundation cooperation

Please consult our publication by clicking the following links.

The right to education in the Caucasus in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic

Authors: Sergey Ghazinyan, Ana Teresa Corzanego Khatounian, Christina Tatoueva, Jakub Wojsyk, Zemfira Gogueva

Country Briefs on Deinstitutionalisation for children with disabilities in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA)

Authors: Aibek Askarbekov, Fotima Kurbanova, Nino Valikovi, Ketevan Sokhadze, Kapka Panayotova, Tatevik Karapetyan, Marianna Onufryk

Overview of measures applied to children in conflict with law in post-Soviet countries: non-custodial measures and diversion programmes

Authors: Mariam Muradyan, Aibek Askarbekov, Anna Arushanyan, Maria Koltsova, Salome Abuladze

Authors: Nosik Yuriy, Abdubachaeva Aisuluu, Vavrik Kristina, Ayvazyan Karen, Mkrtchyan Mariam

Regional perspectives on democratisation of Eastern Partnership countries

Author: Arusyak Aleksanyan

The “mantra” of stability versus human security in the post-Soviet space

Authors: Sos Avetisyan, Vahan Abrahamyan, Marianna Chobanyan, Konstantyn Lyabuk, Walaga Nabi

The economic crisis, debt and the impact on human rights: Eastern Partnership countries

Authors: Vahan Bournazian, Mane Torosyan, Jolita Staselyte, Bogdan Banjac, Olga Chertilina

Diaspora and democratisation: diversity of impact in Eastern Partnership countries.

Authors: Arusyak Aleksanyan, Varduhi Bejanyan, Carolina Dodon, Katsiaryna Maksimenko, Agabeg Simonian

Editorial: the influence of Diasporas on democracy-building processes: behavioural diversity

Editorial of special focus by Arusyak Aleksanyan

Editoral of the inaugural issue of the Global Campus Human Rights Journal

Editors: Vahan Bournazian, Frans Viljoen, Matthew Mullen, Georgina Wheadon



In 2019, within the frames of Global Campus Policy Briefs our first ever policy paper was published in cooperation with the Yerevan State University Gender and Leadership studies. The policy observatory pilot moves from the idea of enhancing the role of EIUC and the Global Campus Regional Programmes as convener and direct consultant to local, regional, national and international organizations, as well for providing guidance and expert opinion in response to urgent human rights issues to a broader primary and secondary audience. This policy paper addresses women’s and gender issues in Armenia, and especially the ways women human rights defenders react and respond to gender-based injustices.

Below you can see all Policy briefs published since 2019

2022 Edition of Policy briefs was  prepared by Iryna Bakhcheva, programme Alumni

Balancing Between Human Rights and Business Development: What is the Situation with Labour Rights in Ukraine and What are the Chances to Change It?

The topic of business and human rights received a new impetus after the adoption of the United Nations (UN) Guidelines on Business and Human Rights in 2011. This topic is extremely relevant for developing countries such as Ukraine. Over the past 30 years, Ukraine has witnessed dramatic changes in the socio-economic system and a business development boom. Business development, however, was not always contributing to improving the human rights situation. In particular, there is a problem with observance of labour rights in Ukraine with high unregistered employment, inequality in the labour market and labour legislation that does not correspond to the realities of the market. This policy brief outlines the existing legal framework in the field of labour rights and existing loopholes in the system of labour rights protection. The brief offers policy recommendations to the government on how to improve the situation and bring business on board in the promotion of labour and human rights protection. In particular, the article contains recommendations for the development of a national action plan in light of the adoption of the UN General Principles on Business and Human Rights by Ukraine in 2019

In 2021  Programme  Alumni –  Marina Rakopyan published within the frames of Global Campus Policy Observatory Project.

Ecosystem Restoration as a Successful Way for Fighting Global Climate Changes

The world’s ecosystem has been affected throughout the ages by human development which has led to climate change throughout the whole globe. Global warming is causing not only warmer water temperatures but it is also raising the level of the seas and the consequences of this can affect food security, health, access to water and personal security. It can affect all human beings especially the vulnerable ones. People living in third world countries will be the most affected. Climate change affects our right to life, right to adequate food, right to water, right to health, right to adequate housing and right to self-determination. We, humans, depend on the ecosystem since it provides us with basic needs starting from food and water to disease control and cultural benefits. It needs to be protected and if possible to be restored (Society for Ecological Restoration International 2007) with the help of ecosystem restoration, which is one of the few ways to fight the global climate change phenomenon. The aim of the paper is to show that ecosystem restoration is one of the most successful ways to fight global climate change.

In 2020 another Policy Brief was published within the frames of Global Campus Policy Observatory Project.  The brief was authored by Programme Alumni – Mane Torosyan.

The crucial role of surveillance technologies for the enforcement of traffic laws and prevention of traffic accidents, as well as for the development of modern traffic management systems and regulation of traffic jams, is acknowledged widely but so far little attention has been given to human rights concerns arising from traffic surveillance. However, traffic surveillance greatly affects several individual human rights, more specifically the individual right to private life and personal data protection. In the case of traffic surveillance, interference by a public authority can be reasonably justified with the legitimate purpose of detecting traffic law violations, an action necessary ‘in a democratic society’ and for ‘the prevention of disorder or crime’. In this regard, human rights concerns may arise not from the very fact of video monitoring, but the recording and processing of data which may create an unlawful interference with individual human rights. In the process of traffic surveillance and further proceedings in response to traffic law violations, general principles of personal data protection may be significantly affected, specifically the requirements of personal data being ‘obtained and processed fairly and lawfully’, ‘processed for specified and legitimate purposes and not used in a way incompatible with those purposes’; ‘not excessive in relation to the purposes for which they are processed’; ‘preserved in a form which permits identification of the data subjects for no longer than is required for the purpose for which those data are stored’. The case study of traffic law enforcement in the Republic of Armenia (RA) reveals several examples of how protection of individual human rights may be challenged through traffic law enforcement policies and procedures and offers useful lessons for mitigating the negative impact of surveillance technologies on the right to respect for private life and personal data protection.

Authors: Siran Hovhannisyan; Gohar Shahnazaryan