Tallinn University Law School will develop capacity to i) become a leader in the Baltic region of participating in state-of-the art research of human and fundamental rights, ii) initiate new research and development project of European magnitude exploring the changing nature of human rights in the contemporary society; iii) build bridges between Estonian/ Baltic/Russian human rights research and activist communities.

This goal is achievable via: i) organizational reform of Tallinn University’s International Research Centre of Fundamental Rights; ii) establishment and publication of a new regional peer-reviewed academic journal, the East European Yearbook on Human Rights; iii) strengthened research capacities of TLU on universality of human rights (including in particular freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and identity rights), and human rights narratives and discourses, and on new human rights (including rights related to well-being; rights related to the exercise of public authority; rights related to new technologies and rights related to identity and personality), as well as increased publication activity in this area; iv) increased dissemination and communication of TLU research and knowledge to the public, including academia, policy makers, law makers and civil society.