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.
Focused on applied research into:
Posted on Tuesday 2 August 2016
In September 2015 the name and image of Alan Kurdi became an enigma. The three-year old boy, drowned in the Mediterranean and washed ashore, became a heart-wrenching emblem of the devastating effects (forced) migration can have on children in the light of increasingly inhumane border controls and exclusionary migration policies. In the wake of Alan Kurdi’s unfortunate death, the world focused on refugees moving towards Europe. Similar migration flows and sadly similar fatalities mark and continue to define migration in other parts of the world, always involving and affecting children.
Posted on Thursday 21 July 2016
Interested in developing your career in human rights?
Read more about activities at CAHR in the summer 2016 edition of CAHRnews no;5 (PDF , 1,127kb)
and in the Newsletter Archive.
Read more about CAHR's involvement in the University's research in Plotting a Research Path to Social Justice (PDF , 2,056kb)
MA in Applied Human Rights and LLM in International Human Rights Law & Practice students talk about their experiences of studying at CAHR.