Human Rights Defenders Cluster

The cluster aimed to contribute, from a practice-oriented perspective, to the academic programme of the E.MA. Many alumni have worked as human rights defenders or with organisations and institutions that work to promote and protect the work of defenders and the space within which they operate. The cluster looks at the legal and policy frameworks, studies a number of in-depth case studies and includes a practical exercise.

(Kersty McCourt, Mark McGinty and Antonia Barradas in 2017)

The Human Rights Defenders Cluster is no longer taking place because the EMA Programe decided to develop new activities, such as the Practical Skills Seminar.