Defending Human Rights: Global and Local Perspectives

Sigrid Rausing, writer, publisher, and founder of the Sigrid Rausing Trust set up to support international human rights was the keynote speaker at this conference held on 12th November 2010. Addressing human rights defence in a global context, she spoke alongside one of CAHR's visiting human rights fellows from Kenya. Their presentations were followed by a panel discussion on York as a 'human rights city', emphasising that the defence of human rights also has a local component.