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 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

Human rights placement in Malaysia

This course sets itself apart from others due to the emphasis on practice based learning, and the unique opportunity to complete a placement in Malaysia. Having never had experience of working abroad, the knowledge and skills I gained will be vital for pursuing a career in human rights. I completed a two week placement with … Continue reading Human rights placement in Malaysia

NGO placement with York Traveller Trust

I discovered the Centre for Applied Human Rights while researching schools. What caught my eye in particular was the opportunity that CAHR offers to pursue a two-week placement with its NGO partners in Malaysia or York. It’s not a programme of theories, but actual “hands-on” participation. It offers a chance to truly see and learn … Continue reading NGO placement with York Traveller Trust

York Human Rights City Network placement

This course has a strong emphasis on making students experience some of the real-life challenges human rights professionals encounter. A great component to this objective are the placement opportunities that CAHR offer. These are unique opportunities to work with NGOs and their partners in a human rights related issue. While students can choose between placements … Continue reading York Human Rights City Network placement