The Centre for Applied Human Rights (CAHR) is an interdisciplinary research and teaching centre. It is a friendly community of scholars and visiting practitioners who have a shared focus on the real world challenges of putting human rights into practice and protecting human rights defenders at risk.

Types of assistance offered by the organisation:


Target group: human rights defenders

Operates worldwide 

The Protective Fellowship Scheme for Human Rights Defenders at Risk is aimed at strengthening the capacity of human rights defenders at risk. It is open to all human rights defenders who work in difficult environments or who are directly at risk. The Scheme offers a three to sixth-month Fellowship at the University of York, where Fellows engage in human rights research, develop their research capacity, and engage in learning and teaching.