The University of Sarajevo - Human Right Center was founded in December 1996 by the University with the assistance of a number of international organizations such as: Council of Europe, EU, UNMBiH, Office of the High Representative in BH (OHR), World University Service, Raoul Wallenberg Institute, etc.
The goal of HRC Sarajevo is to contribute to the implementation of internationally recognized human rights, which should be accomplished by informing academics and a wider community, and providing necessary literature, lectures, expert advice, research and reports, and issuing human rights publications.
On the basis of this agenda the HRC assumed the responsibility to curate the data of the Bosnian Memories project and structure it in a way that suits the criteria for academic research in various disciplines. In fact, HRC Sarajevo is by nature interdisciplinary and co-operates with similar institutions, non-governmental organizations, state and international bodies that are involved with the issue of human rights. Activities of the HRC Sarajevo focus on both national and international items. Basis for the activities is the existing national and international system of human rights norms. HRC Sarajevo is working in line with its educational mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina.