We are happy to share with you our project website (https://securityofdefendersproject.org), through which you will be able to get access to our research findings in English, Arabic, Spanish, Kiswahili and Bahasa Indonesia.
On 24th April 2017 York was declared the UK's first Human Rights City. To read more about the signing of the declaration and the work and campaigning of the York Human Rights City Network, and to pledge your support visit their website www.yorkhumanrights.org
The Human Rights Defender Hub at the University of York invites applications to its 2017 Small Grants Scheme. The purpose of the programme is to encourage and enable original research and writing to be undertaken on human rights defenders.
Two expert contributors have been confirmed for CAHR’s forthcoming online programme Leading and Managing Effective Human Rights Organisations
A recent collaboration between the Centre for Applied Human Rights at the University of York, Impunity Watch and the Kawakibi Democracy Transition Center (KADEM), produced a policy brief which summarises the recommendations of a number of studies in Tunisia to offer a compact guide to stakeholders seeking to apply the lessons on transitional justice.
More information on the project and the policy brief can be found at
Martin Jones and Sanna Eriksson co-hosted a UN Human Rights Council side event on temporary relocation in Geneva on 1 March 2017. The co-organisers were the Dutch, Georgian, Costa Rican and Swiss permanent missions to the UN, and the Dutch NGO Justice and Peace. The panellists included the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of HRDs Michel Forst, Mr Kees van Bar the Dutch Human Rights Ambassador, Joe Moses (HRD from Papua New Guinea), Memory Bandera (DefendDefenders), and Alexia Falisse (Justice and Peace).
This was followed on 2 March CAHR with a workshop on temporary relocation to build upon our work with the UN special rapporteur on HRDs and CAHR’s extensive experience in running the Protective Fellowship Scheme for HRDs at risk. The day was spent discussing issues affecting temporary relocation programmes, ranging from questions around access to relocation schemes to issues surrounding return after relocation. Participants in the workshop included relocation providers such as ICORN, Justice and Peace, Pan-African Human Rights Defender Network, Forum-Asia and Frontline Defenders.
To coincide with the 10th Anniversary of the Centre for Applied Human Rights the next hub workshop will be held in York on 25 & 26 January 2018.