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News in 2018

Our students on human rights placements in Cape Town, Kuala Lumpur and York

Posted on Friday 14 December 2018

As part of the Human Rights Placement module, students of the MA in Applied Human Rights and the LLM in International Human Rights Law and Practice have recently completed their fieldwork in Cape Town, Kuala Lumpur and York.

CAHR students featured in The Press news on major women's event in York

Posted on Friday 14 December 2018

TODAY CAHR students participate in a major women's event taking place in St Helen's Square, York.

How universities can strengthen civic space: Workshop insights from Cape Town

Posted on Monday 3 December 2018

Universities play a crucial role in fostering peaceful activism, which is especially important as civic space is shrinking across the globe and human rights defenders (HRDs) continue to face threats and repression. On 28 and 29 November, the Centre for Applied Human Rights (CAHR)and the Pan-African Human Rights Defenders Network (PAHRDN) organised a workshop to explore opportunities for enhanced collaboration between universities and civil society organisations (CSOs) to strengthen civic space and create an enabling environment for HRDs.

CAHR alumnus fundraises for Cycling4Gaza

Posted on Thursday 8 November 2018

In October 2018, MA in Applied Human Rights 2015/16 alumnus Johnny Rebours took on the challenge of cycling from Boston to New York City in just four days.

CAHR staff attend UN World Summit for HRDs in Paris

Posted on Wednesday 31 October 2018

A three-day World Summit for Human Rights Defenders was held in Paris in October.

CAHR researchers and students take lead on landmark UN report

Posted on Friday 17 August 2018

IN OCTOBER the UN General Assembly will consider a landmark Global Survey describing the situation of human rights defenders in more than 140 states.

HRD Hub - new working paper published

Posted on Tuesday 15 May 2018

The HRD Hub's latest working paper has been published - ‘Making’ the Territory: The Spatial Politics of Peasant Communities.

Dr Ioana Cismas chairs public event on noma at Geneva Health Forum

Posted on Wednesday 9 May 2018

The conference presented the conclusions of a six month long interdisciplinary workshop.

CAHR Scholarships 2018/19

Posted on Thursday 26 April 2018

The deadline for CAHR Scholarship applications for 2018/19 is Monday 30th April 2018.

Security of Defenders - new policy brief

Posted on Thursday 19 April 2018

The latest policy brief from the Security of Defenders project is now available.

HRD Hub - new working paper published

Posted on Monday 16 April 2018

The HRD Hub's latest working paper has been published - Defenders Across Borders: Congolese HRDs in Uganda's Refugee Regime.

CAHR marks its 10-year anniversary with a celebratory booklet

Posted on Friday 19 January 2018

In celebration of our tenth anniversary we have published a booklet telling the story of where we have come in the 10 years since we started in 2007.