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Centre for Applied Human Rights

A unique research and teaching environment focusing on human rights defenders in the modern human rights system.

The Centre for Applied Human Rights (CAHR) is an activist centre situated in a university for public good that places people, notably human rights defenders, at the core of our work. 

Our research, knowledge exchange, teaching, protective and advocacy activities are anchored in real-world human rights and humanitarian challenges and opportunities.

As such, we think politically and use socio-legal, interdisciplinary, and participatory methodologies to protect human rights and activism. 

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Signature programmes of knowledge exchange

Research and innovation themes

Our protective work: Protective Fellowships for Human Rights Defenders

100 defenders, 50 countries, 10 years - We are the first centre to involve frontline human rights defenders in every aspect of our work, through protective fellowships, teaching and research, under the umbrella of the Human Rights Defenders Hub.

Visiting human rights defenders form the core of our work in terms of providing training for defenders, conducting research and incorporating the visiting defenders as an integral part of the MA and LLM programmes.

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CAHR presents an opportunity to join a friendly community of ambitious and critical thinkers striving to bring about change.

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Every year we host a wide range of speaker events, symposiums and discussions. Why not join us at our next one?

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