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News 2019

The Verandah of Protection: violence, history and the protection of Rohingya refugees in Aceh and beyond

Posted on Tuesday 7 January 2020

How do histories, individual and collective, of violence and displacement influence how people respond to appeals for protection from others? how might these histories be woven into understandings of refugee protection? A team of researchers from the Centre for Applied Human Rights (CAHR) and York law school in collaboration with a local partner (The Geutanyoe Foundation) seeks to explore these questions using the novel case study of the thousands of Rohingya who have sought protection in Aceh (indonesia) over the past decade in a British Academy funded two year research project with fieldwork in Aceh, elsewhere in Indonesia, Malaysia, and countries of resettlement.

Student video in recognition of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence and Human Rights Day

Posted on Tuesday 7 January 2020

Student video in recognition of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence and Human Rights Day.

The Barcelona Guidelines on Wellbeing

Posted on Tuesday 7 January 2020

The Barcelona Guidelines on Wellbeing and Temporary International Relocation of Human Rights Defenders at Risk officially launched.

Taking the Long View: Civil Society Resistance and Resilience

Posted on Tuesday 15 October 2019

We will be holding a workshop in York on 4-5 November 2019 on civil society strategies to push back against shrinking space. The workshop will ‘take the long view’ by focusing on 1) empirical, evidence-based studies of civil society resistance and resilience, and 2) historical precedents, lessons and insights of relevance to current situations. Panels will include human rights defenders from Africa,Turkey, Hong Kong and Brazil.

Human rights defender Mohamed El-Baqer arbitrarily arrested in Egypt

Posted on Tuesday 1 October 2019

CAHR expresses its concern over the arbitrary arrest and enforced disappearance of human rights defender Mohamed El-Baqer in Cairo on 29 September.

Inspiring human rights activism art competition launches

Posted on Tuesday 17 September 2019

What does human rights activism mean to you and why should we celebrate it? This art competition is open to everybody, with a deadline of 28 October 2019.

Prestigious ESRC grant for innovative research on religious leaders & humanitarian norms

Posted on Friday 13 September 2019

Dr. Ioana Cismas, Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Applied Human Rights and the York Law School has been awarded a large grant by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to develop the project "Generating Respect for Humanitarian Norms: The Influence of Religious Leaders on Parties to Armed Conflict" (2020-2023).

CAHR welcomes Chevening and Commonwealth Scholarship Recipients

Posted on Thursday 12 September 2019

The Centre is looking forward in the next few weeks to welcoming a range of activists from developing and Commonwealth countries into both its MA in Applied Human Rights and LLM in International Human Rights Law and Practice.

Journal of Human Rights Practice 10th anniversary issue out now

Posted on Thursday 5 September 2019

The Journal of Human Rights Practice celebrates its 10th anniversary with an issue free to access until the end of 2019.

New CAHR research project on the neglected tropical disease noma

Posted on Friday 23 August 2019

Dr Ioana Cismas is taking lead on a new international multi-disciplinary research project.

CAHR staff publish on a range of human rights topics in 2018-19

Posted on Monday 19 August 2019

CAHR staff have published on a variety of topics in recent months, ranging from temporary relocation for HRDs to freedom of religion and abortion.

International retreat held to develop ways to support human rights defenders with wellbeing

Posted on Wednesday 14 August 2019

Over forty mental health professionals, coordinators of temporary international relocation initiatives, researchers and other human rights advocates from around the world gathered in Barcelona in June to share approaches to supporting human rights defenders with their wellbeing.

CAHR staff presents at RightsCon

Posted on Friday 14 June 2019

CAHR Research Assistant Tallulah Lines joined a panel discussion on resilience and wellbeing of human rights defenders at RightsCon in Tunis.

York: Human Rights City publishes third indicator report

Posted on Monday 3 June 2019

York: Human Rights City has now published its latest annual human rights indicator report.

Extended deadline for CAHR 2019/20 postgraduate scholarships

Posted on Thursday 23 May 2019

Have you applied to study with us at the Centre for Applied Human Rights in the academic year 2019/20 and hold a conditional or unconditional offer? Extended deadline for applications 7 June 2019.

CAHR pays tribute to alumnus Samuel Pegram

Posted on Tuesday 12 March 2019

CAHR alumnus 2017/18 Samuel Pegram passed away in the Ethiopian Airlines accident on Sunday 10 March.

CAHR offers two scholarships for 2019/20

Posted on Wednesday 23 January 2019

Have you applied to study with us at the Centre for Applied Human Rights in the academic year 2019/20 and hold a conditional or unconditional offer?

CAHR hosts conference on refugee protection in Delhi

Posted on Tuesday 15 January 2019

Martin Jones chaired and spoke on a panel at a national conference on refugee law in New Delhi (India) this week.

CAHR academics release two policy briefs on HRDs

Posted on Thursday 3 January 2019

A research team led by Dr Alice Nah has released two new policy briefs on HRDs and gender and stigmatization.