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CAHR Protective Fellowship Scheme call for nominations re-opened: Deadline 17 June

Posted on 6 May 2020

The Centre for Applied Human Rights at the University of York launched a new Call for Nominations for the Protective Fellowship Scheme for Human Rights Defenders at Risk in February 2010. Due to the global Covid-19 pandemic and the changes it has brought to our operations at the University of York, we are re-opening the call and extending the deadline to 17 June 2020.

New Fellows are expected to start in York in late 2020 or early 2021, depending on how the Covid-19 situation develops both globally and within the UK. The Centre is looking for up to five defenders who are expected to stay in York for 3-6 months. The length of the stay may depend on when fellows are able to arrive. Nominations for female human rights defenders are particularly welcome.
The Centre for Applied Human Rights in York provides human rights defenders at risk with an opportunity to enhance their research skills and share their expertise with other human rights defenders, academics and students. During their stay they will work on a research project related to their work in their home country/region and attend human rights courses taught at the Centre. The Fellows will be supervised by Centre staff in their research projects.
Nominations are accepted from recognised civil society organisations and/or organisations working specifically with human rights defenders. Organisations may nominate up to two defenders. Organisations may not nominate their own employees.
For specific information on eligibility criteria, an overview of the Scheme, and nomination forms, please contact