By Jade Weiner The 2020 René Cassin-AJA Fellowship Programme began with an exciting and inspiring introductory...
Meet the 2020 fellows and read their bios here
New deadline for applications: noon, Monday 18 November
Hungary is a country of poignant contradictions – a case study in the challenges of contemporary human rights. e learned about Jewish life and social action in Budapest, and the trip shone a spotlight on Hungary’s Roma community.
Our second day in Budapest – a deep dive into modern-day Hungary and the lived experiences of marginalised groups
Despite Shabbat being ‘the day of rest’, the third day of our trip to Budapest matched the intensity of the others – high.
“We were all entirely overcome by the power of the day” – Fellows visit a Hungarian Roma village
By Jeffrey Newman For me, this was the session when the Fellowship first began to ‘gel’. Partially this is the result...
Learn about the takeaways from our latest session by one of our Fellows
by Mo Makin The topic of discussion for this session was immigration detention. Immigration always seems to be in the...
By Josh Vuglar Am I not a man and a brother? From the story of the oppression of the Jews in Egypt as told in the Book...
By Claudia Hyde The 2019 René Cassin-AJA Fellowship Programme kicked off on 29 January 2019 with the inaugural...
We are excited to welcome our new Cohort of Fellows, read all about them here.
Fellow Lauren Chaplin reflect on the programme's 6th session: Parliamentary Lobbying and Campaigning Seatbelts. Those...
The trip offered our Fellows the opportunity to learn about why Hungarian society has embraced nationalism, how its ascendance has affected human rights & its impact on organised civil society.
Lauren Chaplin reflects on Day One, where Fellows met with Professor Gabor Balzas, Aniko Feliz of the Tom Lantos Institute and activist and academic Eszter Susan.
Bella Lever is “particularly struck by the interaction and overlap” between the Jewish, LGBTQI and GRT organisations that the Fellows encounter on Day Three.
Sam Alston reflects on the Fellows’ fourth day in Budapest.
Meet our 2018 Cohort of exceptional Fellows.
Fellow Talia Blank reflects on the programme’s fourth session on discrimination and hate crime – “in 2016 – 2017, 80,000 hate crimes were recorded by the Police in England and Wales”…
Samantha Linfield discusses the programme’s third session on indefinite detention, led by the Director of Detention Action.
It’s in the food we eat, the clothes we wear, and the IT we rely on – Bella Lever reflects on the Fellowship Programme’s second session.
Lauren Chaplin discusses session one – introductions and a crash course on human rights with Doughty Street barrister and RightsInfo founder Adam Wagner.
This year we have six brilliant Fellows examining human rights through a Jewish lens.
Our 2017 René Cassin Fellows recently returned from a trip to Budapest, where refugees, Roma and sexual minorities are under attack from Hungary’s nationalist government.
Read the biographies of our 2015 Fellows from the UK, USA and Israel.
In June 2015, we took a party of young professionals from the UK, US and Israel to Budapest to learn about human rights from a Jewish perspective.
Meet our 2014 Cohort of René Cassin – AJA Fellows.