The Geneva Centre is committed to conducting research that is truly independence and provides insights about human rights in the Arab region and to examining multiple viewpoints on human rights issues. The Geneva Centre’s research policy is needs directed. We aim to focus our research efforts where they were most valuable, and tried to identify areas where existing mechanisms are not equipped to promote, protect, or respect human rights.

We place special focus on systematic human rights weaknesses in the Middle East and North Africa region, and we contribute to making the whole human rights debate increasingly value-driven and to limiting its politicization in Geneva-based institutions, as well as to clearing up misunderstandings that result from phobic behaviours and trends.

During the recent years, the Geneva Centre has published numerous important publications related to the roll-back of violent extremism, Islamophobia, religious tolerance, the advancement of the status of women in the Arab region, and the right to development.