Welcome to the Centre for Applied Human Rights, a unique teaching and research environment focused around the role of human rights defenders in the modern human rights system.
- Postgraduate courses built around human rights practice
- Fieldwork in South Africa, Malaysia and the UK in our Masters courses
- MA, LLM and Postgraduate Certificate Programmes
- MPhil/PhD research degrees
- Distance learning and short course options available
Teaching draws on the international knowledge and experience of human rights defenders hosted at York.
Our Protective Fellowship Scheme makes a unique contribution in enhancing the sustainability of social activism.
Posted on Tuesday 20 December 2016
The Centre for Applied Human Rights has been awarded the University of York's three first grants from the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).
Posted on Monday 19 December 2016
On 8 December 2016, York Human Rights City Network (YHRCN) launched the first annual Human Rights Indicator Report at King's Manor.
Read more about activities at CAHR in the summer 2016 edition of CAHRnews no;5 (PDF , 1,127kb)
and in the Newsletter Archive.
Championing Social Justice
Read more about CAHR's involvement in the University's research in Plotting a Research Path to Social Justice (PDF , 2,056kb)
York Human Rights City Network works for social justice at a local level in York: read more in the York Human Rights Indicator Baseline Report (2016) (PDF , 975kb)
MA in Applied Human Rights and LLM in International Human Rights Law & Practice students talk about their experiences of studying at CAHR.