The program in Democracy and Human Rights at Birzeit was established in 1999 for the purposes of training, education, and capacity building in the field of democracy and human rights. The program aims at improving capabilities and capacities of human resources in different aspects: teaching democracy and human rights, working at different aspects related to democracy and human rights, working on academic researches and action papers related to democracy and human rights. The program is composed of different units; the MA program, community outreach component, research component, and a resource center, these units work together in an integral approach so as to achieve the overall objectives.