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.
Posted on Friday 17 August 2018
IN OCTOBER the UN General Assembly will consider a landmark Global Survey describing the situation of human rights defenders in more than 140 states.
Posted on Tuesday 15 May 2018
The HRD Hub's latest working paper has been published - ‘Making’ the Territory: The Spatial Politics of Peasant Communities.
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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 2nd Indicator Report 2017 (PDF , 3,340kb)
MA in Applied Human Rights and LLM in International Human Rights Law & Practice students talk about their experiences of studying at CAHR.