Upcoming events


Engaging with Armed Groups to Enhance Their Respect of Humanitarian Norms: Mission Impossible?

Ezequiel Heffes, Thematic Legal Adviser for Geneva Call, will speak about his experiences of engaging a variety of non-state armed groups in humanitarian dialogue.


Learning from HRDs: Executions in Belarus - Conveyor of death in the heart of Europe

Death penalty abolition campaigner Andrei Paluda discusses what human rights defenders do to end capital punishment.


On the Front Line: Creative Activism

An afternoon of music and visual arts exploring creative activism.

Recent events

Learning from HRDs: The pitfalls of Uganda’s 32 year political dynasty on civic space

Tuesday 19 February 2019

Youth activist Johncation Muhindo speaks of the increasingly restricted space human rights defenders have to do their work in Uganda.

Learning from HRDs: Resisting the Kingdom of Fear

Tuesday 12 February 2019

Exiled Saudi Arabian human rights defender Ameen Nemer discusses contemporary human rights issues in his home country, including women's rights and recent policy reforms.

Learning from HRDs: Protecting Human Rights in Kazakhstan

Tuesday 5 February 2019

Experienced human rights defender from Kazakhstan, with particular experience in work on freedom from torture, discusses the protection of human rights in her country.

Learning from HRDs: Troubling times for human rights in Turkey

Tuesday 29 January 2019

Leading Turkish human rights defender and civil society activist Emel Kurma speaks of the most recent socio-political developments in Turkey and how these are affecting on the work of human rights defenders.

Learning from HRDs: Standing Up for Minorities in Egypt

Tuesday 22 January 2019

Our Learning from Human Rights Defenders Lecture Series is kicked off in the spring by an Egyptian minority rights defender.

IGDC Research Seminar: The perils and possibilities of human rights advocacy in Africa: Experiences from Kenya, Uganda & Zimbabwe

Tuesday 15 January 2019

The Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre (IGDC) and CAHR co-host this research seminar on human rights advocacy in Africa, chaired by Dr Alan Msosa with panelists from CAHR's Protective Fellowship Scheme for Human Rights Defenders at Risk.

Learning from HRDs: Human rights activism in Zimbabwe

Tuesday 20 November 2018

Human rights defender Prosper Tiringindi will speak of his work in defense of socio-economic rights in post-Mugabe Zimbabwe.

Learning from HRDs: Political Crisis in Sri Lanka

Monday 19 November 2018

Human rights activist and former CAHR visiting fellow Ruki Fernando discusses the current political crisis in Sri Lanka, the prospects for rights and reconciliation, and the challenges human rights defenders face.

Learning from HRDs: Singapore needs human rights activists too!

Tuesday 6 November 2018

Singapore is known for its economic success. But how many people are aware of the human rights situation in Singapore? Activist Han Hui Hui talks about the human rights situation and activism in Singapore.

Learning from HRDs: Using social media to fight for human rights in Kenya

Tuesday 23 October 2018

Kenyan human rights defender and anti-corruption blogger Wanjeri Nderu kicks off CAHR's autumn public lecture series.

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