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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 YHRC Indicator report 2019 (PDF , 3,653kb)
Posted on Friday 5 June 2020
The York Human Rights City Network joins with others in our city who have expressed anger and distress at the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota on 25 May 2020. Racism is a de-humanising virus which is embedded in UK society, just as it is in the USA. It is a scourge which undermines the principles of the dignity and equality inherent in all human beings which underpin the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Posted on Wednesday 3 June 2020
The Centre for Applied Human Rights is concerned to hear that Kenyan human rights defender (HRD) Ruth Mumbi, CAHR visiting fellow in 2014/15, has been threatened with ‘disappearance’ after taking action against forced evictions in the Kariobangi informal settlement of Nairobi in early May.
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South African performing artist Wezile Mgibe discusses the work, 'The Politics of Displacement', that CAHR HRD Hub's Arctivism project is funding.