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 Monday 17 October 2016
On October 16th, Martin Jones delivered the opening address at a national conference on "national Mechanisms for the Protection of refugees and migrants" organised by the Egyptian Foundation for Refugee Rights (EFRR) in Cairo.
Posted on Tuesday 13 September 2016
Dr Simon Robins has been awareded an ESRC IAA GCRF award to address the issue of disappearance in Nepal.
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.