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Past events in 2016

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.