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Events 2014

Previous events

Turning Tides - International Human Rights Day Celebration

Wednesday 10 December 2014

CAHR's visiting human rights defenders celebrate International Human Rights Day with stories, narratives and testimonies.

Reflecting on the rights of the child in a Nairobi informal settlement

Thursday 20 November 2014

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, CAHR together with other York organisations is organising a series of events, "Breaking Chains, Gaining Rights", from 13-20 November 2014.

Sri Lanka: Reconciliation, HRDs and the international community

Monday 17 November 2014

Former CAHR visiting fellow Ruki Fernando discusses the risks human rights defenders face in the current political climate in Sri Lanka.

Women between the law and tradition in Sudan

Friday 14 November 2014

In the last lecture in this autumn's Learning from HRDs lecture series Hikma Ahmed will speak about defending the rights of women in Sudan.

BIHR Human Rights Tour in York

Tuesday 4 November 2014

The British Institute of Human Rights in partnership with CAHR and York Human Rights City Network present the Human Rights Tour 2014 in York.

Belarusian LGBTQ movements/initiatives: within the bounds of oppression and irrecognition

Friday 31 October 2014

Katsiaryna Borsuk from "GayBelarus" will discuss the development of the LGBTQ movement in Belarus in the past 20 years.

Learning from HRDs lecture series

Friday 17 October 2014

CAHR's visiting human rights defenders will speak about their work during the autumn term lecture series.

The plight of women workers in the informal settlements of Nairobi

Friday 17 October 2014

CAHR's Learning from Human Rights Defenders lecture series 2014/15 is opened by grassroots activist and woman human rights defender Ruth Mumbi from Nairobi, Kenya.

Human Rights and Reconciliation in Sri Lanka

Thursday 19 June 2014

Sri Lankan human rights defender, former CAHR visiting fellow Ruki Fernando discusses the current human rights situation in Sri Lanka.

Political Evil and the Challenge of Forgiveness

Monday 2 June 2014

Department of Politics together with the Centre for Applied Human Rights are organising a mini film festival screening two films relating to political evil and forgiveness at City Screen Picture House.

Women on the Front Line: Voices of Dissent

Saturday 15 March 2014

CAHR visiting fellows participate in York International Women's Week with a performance at York Theatre Royal.

Defending Guantánamo's youngest prisoner: The struggle to free Omar Khadr

Thursday 13 March 2014

Canadian human rights lawyer Dennis Edney QC discusses defending the rights of Omar Khadr detained at Guantánamo.

Peacekeeping in Liberia: Ten Years On

Monday 24 February 2014

The UN Head in Liberia speaks about continued peace-building in the country 10 years after the end of the civil war.

Women on the front line in Iran

Thursday 20 February 2014

'Learning from Human Rights Defenders' lecture series focuses on speaking up for women's rights in Iran.

Human rights journalism at the local level - media and conflict in Somalia

Thursday 6 February 2014

Abdiaziz Abdinur Ibrahim speaks of his work as a journalist in Somalia.

Defending land and environmental rights in Colombia

Tuesday 28 January 2014

Rommel Durán Castellanos, a Colombian lawyer and human rights defender, talks about the continuing risks human rights lawyers and defenders face in Colombia, and about the work he does in land and environmental rights.

Sexual Rights are Human Rights

Thursday 23 January 2014

CAHR visiting human rights defender and youth activist will speak about his work on sexual rights in Nigeria.