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News 2014

What Responsibility to Rebuild? Conference on RtoP at CAHR

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

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

Friday 14 November 2014

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

WRoCAH studentships available for PhD studies starting in 2015

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.

CAHR staff to give keynote address at Refugee Law Judges Conference

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Continued funding for York Human Rights City Network

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

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

Wednesday 19 March 2014

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

CAHR former fellow Ruki Fernando released

Wednesday 19 March 2014

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

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

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.

CAHR visiting fellows stage performance at York Theatre Royal

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

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

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

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

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

Friday 17 January 2014

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

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

Tuesday 14 January 2014

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