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Centre for Applied Human Rights

‌‌‌HRDs and students at the Hub

‌Human rights defenders on the Protective Fellowship Scheme engage with students in class

‌‌‌United Nations in New York

UN Special Rapporteur on HRDs' World Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders (December 2018) was supported by CAHR

‌‌‌Students walking on Helsington East Campus

Masters students work with local NGOs during fieldwork placements in York, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, and Cape Town South Africa

 

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Small class sizes enhance the learning environment

Students and HRDs chatting outside the Hub

CAHR is a friendly community of scholars, practitioners and students

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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.

Practice-based teaching

  • 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

Human rights defenders

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.

Events

Wed
4
Mar

Creative Resistance

An evening of music and visual arts exploring what activism means for female human rights defenders working across the globe. Art works and music have been created by visiting human rights defenders at the Centre for Applied Human Rights, together with Newcastle based Afro-Latin percussion & brass duet Ladies of Midnight Blue. There will be an opportunity for Q&A with the activists and artists.

Fri
6
Mar

Detention and enforced disappearances in Syria.

The Syrian government has used enforced disappearances and torture as part of a systematic attack against the civilian population and the opposition since 2011. At least 98,000 persons have been forcibly disappeared in Syria since March 2011, according to the latest report by the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR). As a previous detainee, Joumana Alshtiwi will discuss prison conditions in Syria, focusing particularly on the situation of women. Joumana will discuss her own experience of 10 months in detention, as well as more recent cases, supported by evidence from human rights organisations and individuals working on the ground.

York: Human Rights City

York human rights city logo

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)

Videos

MA in Applied Human Rights and LLM in International Human Rights Law & Practice students talk about their experiences of studying at CAHR.

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