What does the LIDIB do?

The Interdisciplinary Rights and Freedoms Lab at the University of the Balearic Islands (LIDIB) develops its human rights activities around four strategic lines of intervention: research, training, knowledge transfer and debate.


  • Promoting, kick-starting and strengthening human rights research
  • Developing protocols, procedures or assessment and impact tools for public policies in human rights
  • Coordinating research amongst lab members on human rights so as to promote common areas and, consequently, coordinate the lab’s research with other research laboratories and structures at the UIB and beyond
  • Presenting projects for regional, national, European and international grant programmes
  • Participating in national, European and international human rights research networks.


  • Promoting and providing human rights training on bachelors, master’s theses, postgraduate and specialist studies
  • Promoting and supervising final degree projects, masters and PhDs
  • Offering different levels of training to non-academic institutions and organisations
  • Working on teaching innovation to impart human rights protection mechanisms, concepts and procedures locally, nationally and internationally.

Knowledge Transfer

  • Working for the development and implementation of a human rights-based approach in local, national and international public policies
  • Provision of legal advice on human rights issues, which includes producing studies and reports
  • Establishing ties with relevant human rights stakeholders outside the academic sphere, such as government, the private sector or civil society
  • Organising conferences, seminars and other activities for analysing, debating and exchanging experiences in human rights with relevant stakeholders
  • Promoting informative human rights publications
  • Representing the UIB at national and international conferences, events and fora linked to the lab’s area of activity (for example, within the UN and other international organizations)
  • Give visibility to the human rights research done at the UIB.


  • Analysing social reality from a human rights perspective and spread a culture of human rights—and current debates around their implementation—within society, through training and research
  • Organising outreach and debate events between human rights practicioners and other relevant stakeholders
  • Analysing the challenges of human rights protection systems together with those legal practicioners and other key actors who are involved in making them operational.