Learning from Human Rights Defenders Spring Talks 2024
Each year, the University’s Centre for Applied Human Rights (CAHR) hosts human rights defenders at risk through its Protective Fellowship schemes.
Participants in the scheme engage in human rights learning and teaching, develop their research capacity, conduct advocacy to further their work, expand their networks and share their experiences. Part of this outreach work includes giving a talk to staff and students at the University and the wider York community. This series of talks, called Learning from Human Rights Defenders, offers the defenders an opportunity to speak about their human rights work. We hope that these talks will inspire and inform others through the example of those who place themselves at risk in the fight for human rights. Please note that the opinions expressed are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect those of the Centre.
The three talks in this spring series will be given by human rights defenders on the six-month Protective Fellowship Scheme.
- 13 February: The fragility of civic Space in South Sudan in the year of its first elections since independence.
- 12 March: Impact or no impact: The International Criminal Court’s intervention in Kenya.
Details of individual talks will be sent nearer the time.