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Events 2016

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York Human Rights Indicator Report Launch

Thursday 8 December 2016

To mark the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, you are kindly invited to the launch of the first annual York Human Rights Indicator Report, in the Huntingdon Room of King's Manor at 5pm on Thursday December 8th, 2016. Tea and coffee with fruit and mincepies will be available from 4:30 pm.

Two years after the Umbrella Movement: Exploring the social consequences of political participation

Tuesday 22 November 2016

Professor Ho Sik Ying (Petula) from the University of Hong Kong discusses the Umbrella Movement and how campaigning for democratization of society might have an impact on the democratization of family relationships.

In conversation with Aseem Trivedi – On cartoons, corruption and censorship

Thursday 17 November 2016

Indian cartoonist and human rights defender Aseem Trivedi will be interviewed on his work by the York Press chief feature writer Stephen Lewis.

Learning from HRDs: Maintaining a Free Press for Somalia

Friday 11 November 2016

CAHR's visiting human rights defender Mahad Omar Diriye will address the challenges affecting Somali journalists in exile.

The immigration detention of stateless persons in the UK: A new report on the risk of arbitrary detention

Wednesday 9 November 2016

Join us for a preview of a report on the UK's detention of stateless persons to be launched the following day in London! This presentation provides an opportunity to be briefed on new research on the effects of statelessness in the UK and to meet with the author of the report.

Learning from HRDs autumn lecture series launches

Friday 28 October 2016

CAHR's "Learning from human rights defenders" autumn lecture series launches in October.

Learning from HRDs: Environmental conflicts, extractive industries and human rights in Colombia

Friday 28 October 2016

Launching this autumn's Learning from HRDs lecture series, human rights lawyer Johana Rocha Gomez addresses human rights in the context of environmental conflict and extractive industries in Colombia.

Turning Rights Into Reality for Refugees: Lessons from Practice

Tuesday 25 October 2016

Emily Arnold-Fernández will use Asylum Access, a leading global refugee human rights organization, as a case study in illuminating and analyzing the effectiveness of various strategies for actualizing refugees' human rights.

Shrinking Space for Human Rights and Civil Society

Wednesday 5 October 2016

The Human Rights Defender Hub is hosting a documentary film show and panel discussion.

Protecting Human Rights Defenders in Central America and South East Asia

Thursday 30 June 2016

Claudia Samayoa and Ruki Fernando share their experiences as defenders at risk.

The South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) at 20

Monday 23 May 2016

The Centre for Applied Human Rights (CAHR) is organizing a one-day conference to mark the 20th anniversary of the South African TRC's first public hearings.

Promoting Human Rights in Kenya: Successes and Failures

Friday 4 March 2016

Gacheke Gachihi will talk about his work as a social justice activist in Kenya.

Launch of report on policing of anti-fracking protest.

Wednesday 2 March 2016

Academics from York and Liverpool will talk about their new report on the Policing of the Barton Moss Community Protection Camp

CANCELLED: Learning from HRDs: Struggling to protect land rights in Sri Lanka

Friday 19 February 2016

Human rights defender Geetha Fernando addresses land grabbing in Sri Lanka.

Public launch of CAHR's Human Rights Defender Hub

Thursday 18 February 2016

The newly established Human Rights Defender Hub at the Centre for Applied Human Rights (CAHR), University of York, is pleased to announce the participation of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights Defenders at the official launch of the Hub.

CAHR postgraduate student open day

Thursday 18 February 2016

Meet our academics and hear about our two postgraduate programmes in human rights.

Learning from HRDs: Sorcery related violence in Papua New Guinea

Friday 5 February 2016

Human rights defender Monica Paulus discusses defending the rights of people faced with sorcery allegations in the Papua New Guinean highlands.

Defending Rights: When Corporations and Activists Collide

Wednesday 3 February 2016

Dominique Mueller (CAHR HRD Hub) and Geetha Fernando (National Fisheries Solidarity Movement, Sri Lanka, and CAHR visiting fellow) discuss issues faced by activist when working on human rights issues in situations where rights and corporate interests clash.

Defending Rights: Making York the first UK Human Rights City

Wednesday 27 January 2016

CAHR's Director, Professor Paul Gready, and York Human Rights City Network (YHRCN) Co-ordinator Harkirit Boparai discuss the work conducted by the York Human Rights City Network in order to make York the UK's first 'human rights city'.

On migration & refugees in Malaysia. On being a human rights activist.

Monday 25 January 2016

Human rights activist and CAHR Chevening Scholar Katrina Jorene Maliamauv speaks about working for refugees and migrants and ending modern day slavery in Malaysia.

Learning from HRDs: Women’s situation in public and private sphere in Egypt

Friday 22 January 2016

CAHR's spring Learning from HRDs lecture series is kicked off by Egyptian lawyer and woman human rights defender Azza Soliman.

Defending Rights: Representing Refugees

Wednesday 20 January 2016

CAHR's Martin Jones and Juliana Mensah discuss different experiences working with refugees, migrants, and those who have been temporarily relocated.

Defending Rights: Protecting HRDs here and abroad

Wednesday 13 January 2016

Dr Alice M Nah and Sanna Eriksson (CAHR) discuss the protection of human rights defenders abroad and through temporary relocation to the UK.