Recent news

CAHR & YLS are recruiting a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Human Rights Law

Posted on Friday 28 April 2017

York Law School and the Centre for Applied Human Rights (CAHR) are seeking to appoint an outstanding legal scholar to a Lectureship/Senior Lectureship in Human Rights Law.


CAHR offers scholarships to new students in 2017-18

Posted on Tuesday 4 April 2017

CAHR offers two scholarships to new postgraduate students starting on the MA in Applied Human Rights and the LLM in International Human Rights Law & Practice in September 2017.


Expert contributors for online course

Posted on Tuesday 28 March 2017

Two expert contributors confirmed for CAHR’s forthcoming online programme Leading and Managing Effective Human Rights Organisations


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New Release: Policy Brief on 'Wellbeing, Risk, and Human Rights Practice'

Posted on Thursday 16 March 2017

The Human Rights Defender Hub at CAHR has started a Policy Brief Series, aimed at highlighting key issues that human rights defenders at risk face as they engage in their practice.


Research project co-ordinator vacancy at CAHR

Posted on Monday 23 January 2017

CAHR wishes to appoint a part-time project co-ordinator for its research project "The law of asylum in the Middle East and Asia: Developing legal engagement at the frontiers of the international refugee regime."


CAHR awarded York's three first GCRF grants

Posted on Tuesday 20 December 2016

The Centre for Applied Human Rights has been awarded the University of York's three first grants from the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).


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York Human Rights Indicator Baseline Report launched

Posted on Monday 19 December 2016

On 8 December 2016, York Human Rights City Network (YHRCN) launched the first annual Human Rights Indicator Report at King's Manor.


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Statement on the Judicial Harassment of Azza Soliman, WHRD and human rights lawyer

Posted on Friday 9 December 2016

Centre for Applied Human Rights Issues a statement on the judicial harassment by the Egyptian authorities of former visiting fellow Azza Soliman.


Looking for Artists from Colombia, Mexico, Egypt, Kenya and Indonesia

Posted on Friday 2 December 2016

The Centre for Applied Human Rights at the University of York seeks to commission 10 artists from Colombia, Mexico, Egypt, Kenya and Indonesia to create artistic responses to research outputs.


Using the arts to explore creative activism and development alternatives

Posted on Wednesday 2 November 2016

CAHR and Politics are delighted to have collaborated on a successful AHRC research network application which seeks to explore the ways in which art and creative activism can contribute to efforts to understand and enact development alternatives.


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Developing national mechanisms for the protection of refugees and migrants in Egypt

Posted on Monday 17 October 2016

On October 16th, Martin Jones delivered the opening address at a national conference on "national Mechanisms for the Protection of refugees and migrants" organised by the Egyptian Foundation for Refugee Rights (EFRR) in Cairo.


CAHR resarcher Dr Simon Robins is awarded an ESRC IAA GCRF award

Posted on Tuesday 13 September 2016

Dr Simon Robins has been awareded an ESRC IAA GCRF award to address the issue of disappearance in Nepal.


Overseas Fieldwork Reports "Just show them that we have feelings" – Reflections on the representation of migrant children's stories

Posted on Tuesday 2 August 2016

In September 2015 the name and image of Alan Kurdi became an enigma. The three-year old boy, drowned in the Mediterranean and washed ashore, became a heart-wrenching emblem of the devastating effects (forced) migration can have on children in the light of increasingly inhumane border controls and exclusionary migration policies.


Defending Human Rights online distance learning course

Posted on Thursday 21 July 2016

Interested in developing your career in human rights?


Missing Migrants

Posted on Monday 20 June 2016

Deadly shipwrecks and the bodies of migrants have become the most iconic images of the contemporary refugee crisis at the EU’s periphery, with more than 6,600 known to have died crossing the Mediterranean in the last 18 months.


Refugee Law for Egypt

Posted on Monday 13 June 2016

Martin Jones will be chairing an expert consultation on a new draft refugee law for Egypt.


CAHR’s Transitional Justice Research: Updates from Tunisia and Nepal

Posted on Friday 10 June 2016

CAHR has been conducting critical research around transitional justice processes in Nepal and Tunisia, seeking to advance justice processes after conflict and political violence. Two reports have recently been published.


Human rights work being criminalised in Kenya, says activist

Posted on Friday 29 April 2016

Gacheke Gachihi visited Dublin to highlight state intimidation and systemic corruption


Dutch parliamentarians to visit CAHR

Posted on Wednesday 20 April 2016

A group of Dutch parliamentarians, from a range of political parties, will visit York on Thursday 12 May.


Occupied Testimony

Posted on Friday 15 April 2016

Juliana Mensah has received a grant from the ESRC Impact Accelerator Account: Responsive Mode Scheme for a project entitled Occupied Testimonies.


Democracies in Transition

Posted on Thursday 14 April 2016

On 18-19 April CAHR will host a second international workshop on Democracies in Transition: Austerity and Activism in Southern Europe.


CAHR postgraduate scholarships 2016-17 Application deadline 11th of April 2016

Posted on Friday 1 April 2016

CAHR offers one scholarship for a student on the MA in Applied Human Rights and one for a student on the LLM in International Human Rights Law and Practice in 2016-17.


Keynote address at workshop on forced migration in Asia in Singapore

Posted on Friday 26 February 2016

Alice Nah, Lecturer at CAHR, delivered the keynote address at the Workshop on ‘South-South Migration, Refugees and Diasporic Communities’ organised by the National University of Singapore from 16-17 February 2016.


York Human Rights City Network (YNRCN)

Posted on Friday 26 February 2016

On 13-14 January 2016 the York Human Rights City Network (YNRCN) hosted a ground-breaking event on human rights cities, 'The Rise of Human Rights Cities: Why Cities? Why Now?'


Marshall Partnership Scholarship Scheme

Posted on Tuesday 9 February 2016

The YGRS wishes to remind departments about the Marshall Partnership Scholarship Scheme. These prestigious scholarships, awarded to citizens of the United States of America, are for graduate study in any subject at either Masters or Doctoral level at specific UK universities, including the University of York.


PhD Scholarship: Rights-based Alternatives in International Development

Posted on Friday 5 February 2016

This research will be part of an exciting partnership between the Centre for Applied Human Rights (CAHR) and ActionAid focusing on rights-based development alternatives. A successful White Rose DTC ESRC Collaborative Studentship application means that CAHR is offering a full home/EU PhD scholarship in this field.


CAHR PhD student publishes in Transnational Social Review

Posted on Monday 30 November 2015

CAHR's PhD student Lena Opfermann has published on migrant children in South Africa in the "Special Edition of the Mapping Transnationalism Section: Transnational Social Work with Migrants" in the Transnational Social Review.


CAHR staff write on HRD protection in New Tactics

Posted on Thursday 12 November 2015

Alice Nah (CAHR) together with James Savage (AIUK), Danna Ingleton (AIIS) and Karen Bennett (London Metropolitan University) write about the development of the human rights defender protection regime in a New Tactics blog.


New special issue on the security and protection of HRDs released

Posted on Wednesday 28 October 2015

CAHR together with Amnesty International and the Human Rights and Social Justice Research Institute (London Metropolitan University) release a special issue on the security and protection of human rights defenders in the International Journal of Human Rights.


Victim participation in Tunisia's transitional justice process - report published

Posted on Thursday 22 October 2015

CAHR together with Al-Kawakibi Democracy Transition Center and Impunity Watch have launched their first report on the Transitional Justice Barometer project.


Mediterranean migrant crisis: York academics awarded funding for urgent projects

Posted on Tuesday 15 September 2015

Two human rights experts from the University of York have been awarded funding from the Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) Urgency Call for proposals related to the Mediterranean migration crisis.


Two new posts open at CAHR HRD Hub

Posted on Friday 28 August 2015

CAHR wishes to appoint a Research Associate and a Research Administrator, funded by the Open Society Foundation, to support its new Human Rights Defender Hub.


Research priming grant for new CAHR led project

Posted on Tuesday 25 August 2015

A University of York pump prime grant for a research project entitled 'Democracies in Transition: Austerity and Activism in Southern Europe' has been granted to CAHR's Director Paul Gready and colleagues from four University departments.


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CAHR Research Fellow secures ESRC research grant for Missing Migrants project

Posted on Tuesday 18 August 2015

CAHR Research Fellow Dr Simon Robins has secured an ESRC Urgent Research Grant related to the Mediterranean migration crisis for over £150,000. The research involves various partners and will take place over a year from September 2015. The research project is entitled 'Missing Migrants and Deaths at the EU’s Mediterranean Border: Humanitarian Needs and State Obligations'.


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CAHR PhD candidate receives prestigious award

Posted on Monday 20 July 2015

Sherif Azer, PhD candidate at Centre for Applied Human Rights and the York Law School, has been awarded the prestigious Civil Society Scholar Award (CSSA) by Open Society Foundations.


CAHR offers two scholarships to MA and LLM students in 2015/16

Posted on Thursday 11 June 2015

The Centre for Applied Human Rights offers one scholarship for a student on the MA in Applied Human Rights and one for a student on the LLM in International Human Rights Law and Practice in 2015-16.


Presentations and scholarship award for CAHR PhD student

Posted on Friday 29 May 2015

Lena Opfermann presents her research findings at South African universities.


CAHR staff interviewed by BBC on refugee crisis

Posted on Tuesday 19 May 2015

CAHR staff have been interviewed by the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean and in Southeast Asia by BBC Radio York and BBC One Breakfast respectively.


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Protecting Human Rights Defenders: Learning across Development, Humanitarianism and Human Rights

Posted on Friday 8 May 2015

On Tuesday the 5th May CAHR hosted a one-day workshop on Risk and Protection supported by a grant from the Open Society Foundations Human Rights Initiative.


Former CAHR Doctoral Student Publishes Journal Article

Posted on Thursday 16 April 2015

Matthew Evans, who did both his MA and PhD at the Centre for Applied Human Rights, recently published an article based on his doctoral work in the Journal of Human Rights.


CAHR students organise successful York Human Rights Film Festival

Posted on Monday 30 March 2015

Students on CAHR's MA and LLM programmes organised the York Human Rights Film Festival that runs under the auspices of the York Human Rights City Network.


Meet CAHR staff at the University's virtual open days in February

Posted on Friday 30 January 2015

Take the opportunity to meet CAHR academics at the University's virtual open days in February.


Transitional Justice Barometer project launched in Tunisia

Posted on Wednesday 21 January 2015

Tunisian media reports on CAHR research project launch in Tunis.


What Responsibility to Rebuild? Conference on RtoP at CAHR

Posted on Friday 19 December 2014

CAHR is hosting an international conference on 12 January 2015 to mark the 10th anniversary of the Responsibility to Protect.


CAHR to facilitate discussion on clinical legal education on refugee law in Malaysia

Posted on Thursday 27 November 2014

Martin Jones will facilitate a workshop at Taylor's University in Kuala Lumpur on December 1st.


Meet CAHR staff at the University's virtual open days

Posted on Friday 14 November 2014

Chat to CAHR staff and other students at the University's Postgraduate Virtual Open Days on 26 November.


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WRoCAH studentships available for PhD studies starting in 2015

Posted on Thursday 13 November 2014

The White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH) offers AHRC-funded studentships for PhD candidates commencing their studies at the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York in 2015.


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CAHR staff to give keynote address at Refugee Law Judges Conference

Posted on Wednesday 15 October 2014

Martin Jones has been invited to give a keynote address on October 22nd in Tunis at the 10th World Conference of the International Association for Refugee Law Judges.


Solidarity and condolences for Kenyan HRD

Posted on Friday 3 October 2014

Human rights defenders on the CAHR's Protective Fellowship Scheme express solidarity and condolences on the occassion of the burial of Kenyan human rights defender Humphrey Kimani Ndengwa.


CAHR Director gives keynote address at AHRC symposium

Posted on Friday 12 September 2014

CAHR Director Professor Paul Gready gave the keynote address at an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) sponsored symposium on Culture, Conflict and Post-Conflict at the British Academy in London, 10-11 September 2014.


CAHR secures major research grant to support participatory transitional justice process in Tunisia

Posted on Thursday 24 July 2014

CAHR is delighted to have secured a major, two-year research grant (Euro 260,000) from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research programme on Security and Rule of Law in Fragile and Conflict Affected Settings.


CAHR offers two scholarships to MA and LLM students in 2014/15

Posted on Monday 23 June 2014

The Centre for Applied Human Rights offers one scholarship for a student on the MA in Applied Human Rights and one for a student on the LLM in International Human Rights Law and Practice in 2014-15.


York Human Rights City Network Coordinator vacancy open at CAHR

Posted on Friday 20 June 2014

The York Human Rights City Network, which the Centre for Applied Human Rights is part of, is hiring a Network Coordinator.


CAHR staff speaks on Syrian refugee crisis at UN

Posted on Wednesday 18 June 2014

Martin Jones addressed issues surrounding the Syrian refugee crisis in Egypt at the UNHCR's Annual Consultations with NGOs in Geneva.


CAHR trains refugee legal aid leaders

Posted on Monday 16 June 2014

CAHR ran a short-course on Refugee Rights Leadership Training in Geneva from June 13th to 15th.


CAHR former fellow performs during Manchester Refugee Week

Posted on Tuesday 27 May 2014

Syrian human rights defender and former CAHR fellow does a reading on 21 June.


CAHR together with Asylum Access run Refugee Rights Leadership Training in Geneva

Posted on Monday 5 May 2014

CAHR and Asylum Access have now opened the application process to attend our Refugee Rights Leadership Training from 13th – 15th June in Geneva, prior to UNHCR's Annual Consultations with NGOs.


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Continued funding for York Human Rights City Network

Posted on Tuesday 15 April 2014

The York Human Rights City Network, an innovative city-based human rights initiative, has received continued funding for another three years from the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.


CAHR students facilitate police training

Posted on Monday 14 April 2014

At the end of March, a group of CAHR MA and LLM students facilitated a training day for North Yorkshire Police on racial equality awareness, under the auspices of the Human Rights City Network.


CAHR staff participate in African Union meeting on HRDs

Posted on Wednesday 19 March 2014

Martin Jones is participating in the African Commission study group meeting in Accra, Ghana.


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CAHR former fellow Ruki Fernando released

Posted on Wednesday 19 March 2014

CAHR former visiting fellow, Sri Lankan human rights defender Ruki Fernando has been released from police custody.


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Deep concern at the arrest of human rights defender, Mr Ruki Fernando

Posted on Monday 17 March 2014

CAHR is extremely concerned about yesterday’s arrest and interrogation of Mr. Ruki Fernando, an internationally renowned human rights defender and a previous fellow at CAHR.


"Women on the Frontline: Voice of Dissent" performance at York Theatre Royal in March 2014.
CAHR visiting fellows stage performance at York Theatre Royal

Posted on Monday 17 March 2014

Visiting human rights defenders performed "Women on the Frontline: Voices of Dissent" during York International Women's Week.


CAHR co-convenes an Expert Group Discussion on Innovative Thinking for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders in Geneva

Posted on Monday 10 March 2014

CAHR co-convenes an expert roundtable in Geneva on 12 March.


CAHR co-hosts side session on HRDs at UN Human Rights Council

Posted on Friday 14 February 2014

CAHR is co-hosting a Human Rights Council side event, Creating a safe and enabling environment for human rights defenders, in Geneva on 11 March 2014.


University Teaching Scholarship for Research on Human Rights Defenders at Risk

Posted on Friday 7 February 2014

CAHR offers 3-year University Teaching Scholarship for doctoral student conducting research on human rights defenders at risk.


CAHR congratulates new graduates

Posted on Friday 24 January 2014

17 LLM students and 18 MA students graduated on 24 January 2014.


Two CAHR protective fellows awarded for work in human rights journalism

Posted on Friday 17 January 2014

Two CAHR protective fellows have been awarded the Oxfam Novib/PEN International free expression award.


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PhD Studentship: Moral Progress and its Political Limits: Alternative Forms of Intervention

Posted on Tuesday 14 January 2014

PhD studentship at the University of York to study the responsibility to protect.


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2013/14 postgraduate students write about their fieldwork experiences

Posted on Wednesday 18 December 2013

CAHR MA and LLM students have recently completed their fieldwork in Malaysia, South Africa and York.


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PhD scholarships available

Posted on Wednesday 18 December 2013

Scholarships will fund PhDs at the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield, and York to study the Responsibility to Protect.


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Release of a Special Issue on the Protection of Human Rights Defenders in the Journal of Human Rights Practice

Posted on Friday 6 December 2013

Journal of Human Rights Practice celebrates the 15th Anniversary of the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders with a Special Issue.


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CAHR's key role in UN recognised project

Posted on Tuesday 12 November 2013

A project aimed at helping residents of a township in Mozambique to 'future proof' their community against climate change, in which the University of York played a key role, has been recognised by the United Nations.


CAHR Staff at Transitional Justice Workshop

Posted on Monday 11 November 2013

Lars Waldorf is participating in a new transitional justice research project.


CAHR Staff Discussing Transitional Justice

Posted on Monday 21 October 2013

Lars Waldorf is an invited speaker at a "Practitioner's Dialogue on Transitional Justice and Corruption".


ESRC funded PhD scholarships available at CAHR

Posted on Friday 18 October 2013

The Centre for Applied Human Rights, University of York (UK), is offering two PhD scholarships as part of a 3-year study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), entitled Transformative Justice in Egypt and Tunisia.


CAHR welcomes applications for PG Cert in Defending Human Rights

Posted on Tuesday 15 October 2013

The Centre for Applied Human Rights is now accepting applications for the online Post Graduate Certificate in Defending Human Rights, commencing in January 2014.


ESRC award for Professor Paul Gready

Posted on Friday 4 October 2013

Congratulations to Professor Paul Gready on the successful three year ESRC research grant on Transformative Justice in Tunisia and Egypt.


CAHR staff speaks on International Refugee Law in Japan

Posted on Monday 9 September 2013

Martin Jones is an invited speaker at a regional workshop providing training to lawyers and paralegals on international refugee law and refugee legal aid.


CAHR Staff Speaks on Transitional Justice at Essex

Posted on Wednesday 4 September 2013

Lars Waldorf is an invited speaker at an Essex Transitional Justice Network workshop.


CAHR staff publishes in Human Rights Quarterly

Posted on Friday 16 August 2013

Article questions the UN’s rights-based approach to disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR).


Call for Papers on "Legal Empowerment in Transitions"

Posted on Wednesday 31 July 2013

CAHR and The International Journal of Human Rights invite articles for a 2014 Special Issue on "Legal Empowerment in Transitions".


CAHR organises Cities as Sanctuary workshop

Posted on Monday 15 July 2013

On 9-10 July 2013 CAHR organised a workshop titled "Cities as Sanctuary: Improving protection for human rights defenders and refugees in Europe".


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CAHR organises final workshop on Translating Freedom in York, 1-3 July 2013

Posted on Monday 15 July 2013

The workshop in York was the final event linked to an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHCR) network grant on the theme of 'translating freedom', which funded workshops in Rwanda, South Africa, and Egypt during 2012.


Translating Freedom workshop, Centre for Applied Human Rights, 1-3 July 2013

Posted on Monday 24 June 2013

The workshop is the final event linked to an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHCR) network grant on the theme of 'translating freedom', which funded workshops in Rwanda, South Africa, and Egypt during 2012.


Libertea - Testimonies of Freedom

Posted on Wednesday 19 June 2013

CAHR's Leverhulme Artist in Residence is collecting testimonies of freedom - read how you can participate.


CAHR runs a workshop on "Legal Empowerment in Transitions" on 27-28 June 2013

Posted on Tuesday 18 June 2013

CAHR hosts a workshop that will consider how legal empowerment might complement transitional justice and peace-building as well as benefit marginalized groups left out of transitions.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Centre for Applied Human Rights has moved

Posted on Wednesday 29 May 2013

The Centre for Applied Human Rights has moved offices and is now based in York Science Park.


CAHR launches online PGCert in Defending Human Rights

Posted on Monday 22 April 2013

The Centre for Applied Human Rights is launching an online distance learning Postgraduate Certificate in Defending Human Rights in October 2013.


Postgraduate human rights scholarship available at CAHR

Posted on Wednesday 6 March 2013

CAHR is offering one scholarship for the MA or the LLM in 2013-14.


Student experiences of studying at CAHR

Posted on Tuesday 5 March 2013

Current MA and LLM students recount their experiences of studying human rights at CAHR in week-long diaries.


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University Magazine features Protective Fellowship Scheme

Posted on Monday 4 March 2013

The Protective Fellowship Scheme is featured in the Spring issue of the University of York Magazine.


CAHR Staff Speaking on Rwanda's Media Freedom

Posted on Monday 4 March 2013

Lars Waldorf talks about Rwanda's lack of media freedom in Washington, DC on 18 April 2013.


CAHR Staff Visits Norway

Posted on Friday 1 March 2013

Lars Waldorf conducts a research visit to the University of Bergen from 18-23 March 2013.


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CAHR PhD student coordinates new Diploma at USP

Posted on Monday 11 February 2013

Natasha Khan, a CAHR PhD student from Fiji, is coordinating the new Diploma in Leadership, Governance and Human Rights at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji.


CAHR staff joins human rights journal

Posted on Friday 8 February 2013

Lars Waldorf has become an editor of The International Journal of Human Rights.


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Leverhulme Artist in Residence Juliana Mensah is hosted by CAHR during 2013

Posted on Thursday 7 February 2013

Juliana Mensah has recently joined the Centre as the Leverhulme Trust artist in residence. She will be hosted by the Centre throughout 2013 and will deliver a number of creative initiatives.


CAHR congratulates new MA and LLM graduates

Posted on Monday 4 February 2013

43 postgraduate students graduated from CAHR in ceremonies held at the University of York on 25-26 January 2013.


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CAHR LLM student to join the International Study Center

Posted on Thursday 31 January 2013

Lineo Tsikoane from Lesotho will join the competitive ISC 2013 summer programme taking place in New York and Massachusets.


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CAHR participates in Holocaust Memorial Day

Posted on Wednesday 30 January 2013

CAHR plays a role in the University of York’s Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration on 30 January 2013.


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CAHR Staff Speaking on Transitional Justice

Posted on Wednesday 23 January 2013

Lars Waldorf talks about transitional justice at Durham Law School on 24 January 2013.


CAHR welcomes as fellows its largest ever intake of human rights defenders

Posted on Friday 11 January 2013

The Protective Fellowship Scheme for Human Rights Defenders at Risk that has been run by the Centre since 2008 has so far this academic year welcomed ten human rights defenders as visiting fellows.


CAHR students return from field trips

Posted on Thursday 20 December 2012

Students in the Centre's MA and LLM programmes have returned from field trips to South Africa and Malaysia.


CAHR Staff and Fellow Give Human Rights Presentations

Posted on Tuesday 18 December 2012

The Centre talked about human rights with staff from the Anne Frank Trust UK.


Refugee Protection - Cairo Workshop

Posted on Monday 17 December 2012

"Refugees in Egypt: What Revolution? Whose Revolution?"


CAHR Staff Speaking on the Responsibility to Protect and Prosecute

Posted on Thursday 22 November 2012

Lars Waldorf talks about humanitarian intervention and international criminal justice in Leeds on 23 November 2012.


Call for Conference Papers on Human Rights Defenders

Posted on Monday 12 November 2012

"HRDs and the Law" is a new theme at the SLSA annual conference in March 2013.


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JHRP reviews Kony 2012

Posted on Thursday 8 November 2012

The Journal of Human Rights Practice has released a collection of four reviews on the Kony 2012 online video that campaigned for the arrest of Joseph Kony, alleged Commander-in-Chief of the Lord’s Resistance Army.


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CAHR Staff Speaking at Justice and Security Workshop

Posted on Monday 5 November 2012

Lars Waldorf talks about transitional justice at the Overseas Development Institute in London on 6-7 November.


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Martin Jones conducts training on refugee law and policy in Taiwan

Posted on Wednesday 24 October 2012

Martin Jones, Lecturer in International Human Rights Law at CAHR, will be delivering a workshop on refugee law, policy and practice in Taiwan as part of a regional conference on refugee protection in East Asia.


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Former Protective Fellow's Success in UNDP Call

Posted on Thursday 18 October 2012

The Somaliland-based NGO Talowadag, whose Director Guleid Osman is a former CAHR Protective Fellow, has secured a 9-month project from the UNDP.


CAHR welcomes new cohort of students on its MA and LLM

Posted on Monday 15 October 2012

CAHR is delighted to welcome almost 40 students onto its two postgraduate courses for 2012-13.


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CAHR launches new online course

Posted on Tuesday 9 October 2012

CAHR is happy to announce that the new online distance learning course "Working Safely: Managing Risk & Strengthening Protection" has been launched.


Call for Papers for a Special Issue in the Journal of Human Rights Practice: The Protection of Human Rights Defenders

Posted on Monday 8 October 2012

The Journal of Human Rights Practice hosts a special issue on the protection of human rights defenders


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Dr Jonathan Ensor publishes paper in IDS Bulletin

Posted on Monday 24 September 2012

Dr Jonathan Ensor together with other researchers has published a paper entitled "Understanding Context in Learning-centred Approaches to Climate Change Communication" in the September issue of the IDS Bulletin.


CAHR Staff Participating in Transitional Justice Seminar

Posted on Monday 3 September 2012

Lars Waldorf is giving a presentation on transitional justice and socio-economic wrongs at the University of Essex on 8-9 September.


Refugee Rights

Posted on Wednesday 1 August 2012

Government and Civil Society Cooperation to Protect Refugee Rights and Development, Seoul.


How one man’s arrest began a nightmare of 45 days

Posted on Wednesday 1 August 2012

CAHR Defenders in the local press.


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Protecting Human Rights Defenders at Risk

Posted on Wednesday 1 August 2012

CAHR will host ten human rights defenders from around the world.


York leading the way on Human Rights

Posted on Wednesday 1 August 2012

Centre takes lead in pilot project on York as a Human Rights City.


Should transitional justice tackle socio-economic wrongs?

Posted on Wednesday 1 August 2012

Article on transitional justice published by CAHR staff.


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Examining Temporary Protection in San Remo

Posted on Monday 23 July 2012

Alice Nah participated in a Roundtable on Temporary Protection organised by the UNHCR in San Remo


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CAHR staff invited to speak at UNHCR's Annual Consultations in Geneva

Posted on Tuesday 19 June 2012

Martin Jones is participating in a panel session on the provision of legal services to refugees and will chair a round-table workshop of Middle Eastern refugee organisations


CAHR Staff Giving Paper at Rwanda Conference

Posted on Monday 18 June 2012

Lars Waldorf presenting a paper on Rwanda at the University of Antwerp


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CAHR staff presenting paper at the 9th annual conference of Asian Law Institutes

Posted on Monday 21 May 2012

Martin Jones is presenting a paper on refugee law at the National University of Singapore.


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CAHR staff invited to give closing keynote at Toronto short course on refugee issues

Posted on Wednesday 2 May 2012

Martin Jones is addressing access to justice for refugees in his closing keynote at the Centre for Refugee Studies


CAHR PhD student facilitated a workshop at Dana + 10 in Jordan

Posted on Tuesday 1 May 2012

CAHR PhD student Indrani Sigamany delivered a capacity building workshop in Jordan in April