Human Rights fieldwork in York

Our group undertook a project to identify problems faced by women in York, in collaboration with York Women’s Forum (YWF) and York Human Rights City Network (YHRCN). Our aim was to derive priorities for our project partners to focus on within a rights-based framework. We all shared a strong interest in women’s rights and selected … Continue reading Human Rights fieldwork in York

On placement in Cape Town

The time I spent in Cape Town was one of the most enlightening and character building experiences of my life. During the two weeks my group spent in Cape Town, we worked with a partner organisation called ILRIG (International Labour Research and Information Group). ILRIG are an anti-austerity, anti-neoliberalism, anti-globalisation activist organisation that seeks, primarily, … Continue reading On placement in Cape Town

Human rights placement in York

I was one of a team of 4 students working with North Yorkshire Police on a human rights placement in York. We looked at the impact of framing of rights on their implementation and on the identification of methods of framing to meet particular target audiences. I had returned to academic study towards the end … Continue reading Human rights placement in York

On placement with North Yorkshire Police

A considerable motive behind me joining this course was its unique feature of placing students for two weeks with different human rights organisations within the UK and abroad. Perhaps no university in the UK offers this sort of practical opportunity and that’s the hallmark of this degree program. The list of placement organisations given included … Continue reading On placement with North Yorkshire Police

Human rights placement in Malaysia

The opportunity to do a placement in Malaysia was one of the reasons I chose to do my human rights law degree in York. Nowadays concrete work experience is essential, but gaining experience in the field of human rights is not always be easy; the field is competitive and often quite specialist. The placement options … Continue reading Human rights placement in Malaysia

Law of Asylum placement in Malaysia

As a part-time student, I was eager to start my second year of the course because of the two-week placement. When we received information on the placements I was spoilt for choice with exciting projects in York and Malaysia. I couldn’t resist the unique opportunity to work with an NGO in South-East Asia, an area … Continue reading Law of Asylum placement in Malaysia