The Centre for the Study of Human Rights is a non-profit educational institution attached to the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo.

Its mandate is to conduct and facilitate human rights education and research programmes for the university community and the community at large.

Its activities are multi-disciplinary in nature.

To create a nation with a rights consciousness in which the dignity and rights of all people are respected.

To be a centre of excellence for human rights education and research using a multidisciplinary approach.