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 14 August 2019
Over forty mental health professionals, coordinators of temporary international relocation initiatives, researchers and other human rights advocates from around the world gathered in Barcelona in June to share approaches to supporting human rights defenders with their wellbeing.
Posted on Friday 14 June 2019
CAHR Research Assistant Tallulah Lines joined a panel discussion on resilience and wellbeing of human rights defenders at RightsCon in Tunis.
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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 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.