The interdisciplinary Research Group MeDiMi studies the scope, forms, and consequences of the expansion of human rights discourse in migration societies. It investigates this phenomenon in legal, political, and everyday socio-cultural contexts. The analysis of ten selected fields will provide the empirical basis for a new understanding of the role of human rights in contemporary migration societies.


Research units

Sponsor and participating universities

  • Deutsche Forschungsgesellschaft
  • Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
  • Philips-Universität Marburg
  • VU University Amsterdam
  • Goethe-Universität Frankfurt/Main
  • Ernst-Abbe-Hochschule Jena
  • Universität Münster