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
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.
- Development Alternatives (GCRF IAA)
- Navigating Risk, Managing Security of HRDs
- Noma, Human Rights and Global Health (IAA ESRC)
- Refugees and the Arab Middle East: Protection in States Not Party to the Refugee Convention (NRC)
- Wellbeing and Temporary International Relocation Initiatives for HRDs
Posted on Wednesday 22 January 2020
Pushing Back: Supporting Human Rights Defenders and Social Movements in Contexts of Shrinking Civic and Democratic Space.
Posted on Tuesday 7 January 2020
How do histories, individual and collective, of violence and displacement influence how people respond to appeals for protection from others? how might these histories be woven into understandings of refugee protection? A team of researchers from the Centre for Applied Human Rights (CAHR) and York law school in collaboration with a local partner (The Geutanyoe Foundation) seeks to explore these questions using the novel case study of the thousands of Rohingya who have sought protection in Aceh (indonesia) over the past decade in a British academy funded two year research project with fieldwork in Aceh, elsewhere in Indonesia, Malaysia, and countries of resettlement.
Read more about what goes on at CAHR with the latest edition of our newsletter, CAHRnews:
CAHRnews Winter 2019 (No 10) (PDF , 1,474kb)
Catch up with previous newsletters in the Newsletter Archive.
York: Human Rights City
York was declared the UK's first Human Rights City in April 2017. The network behind 'York: Human Rights City' works for social justice at a local level in York. Read more on recent work in the York Human Rights 3rd Indicator Report (2018) (PDF , 1,197kb)
MA in Applied Human Rights and LLM in International Human Rights Law & Practice students talk about their experiences of studying at CAHR.