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René Cassin is a London-based non-profit organisation that uses the historical Jewish experience and positive Jewish values to campaign and educate on universal human rights issues such as discrimination, detention and genocide. The organisation is named in honour of Monsieur René Cassin, a French Jew and Nobel Laureate who was one of the principal co-drafters […]

Internship opportunities

René Cassin offers internship opportunities throughout the year.   Internship descriptions vary but may include desk research, drafting documents, assisting with event planning, communications and PR, data analysis, liaising with current and prospective donors, developing educational resources and programmes and engaging in advocacy efforts. Internships are generally unpaid. Internships provide direct exposure to the workings […]

Submission made to independent review of ODW visas

René Cassin Submission to ODW Review Overseas domestic workers in the UK are especially vulnerable to abuse, as they may not speak English, may not have knowledge of their rights, and have limited access to justice. Tying workers to their employers fosters labour and criminal abuse and must be opposed. René Cassin advocates reform of […]

There’s No Such Thing as Trivial Rights

There’s No Such Thing as Trivial Rights The Conservative Party’s proposal to repeal the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA), argues that one of the HRAs shortcomings is its failure to distinguish between serious and trivial human rights. This article, by Talina Hurzeler, explores how this proposed distinction contradicts the contemporary international understanding of the human […]

Joint Letter on Responsibility To Protect

Last week René Cassin, together with a number of civil society organisations, took part in a joint initiative calling for all UK political parties to maintain commitment to the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) and atrocity prevention.   We are deeply disturbed by the on-going conflicts in the Central African Republic, Syria, Iraq, Burma and North […]

Join our team

We are currently recruiting a new Director to lead René Cassin on its journey to become the pre-eminent Jewish human rights organisation. René Cassin seeks Director to drive exciting new phase Are you interested in leading a small but highly effective and forward looking London-based NGO as it continues on its journey to become a leader […]

You can call on party leaders to champion human rights

From the landmark Magna Carta to helping draft the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UK has worked hard to create the international standards that protect millions of people worldwide. However, questions over the future of human rights here in the UK threaten to tarnish that reputation. We’re asking members of the public to show […]