2018 Cohort

2018 Fellows

Meet the 2018 Cohort of René Cassin AJA Fellows

Meet our 2018 Cohort of exceptional Fellows.


René Cassin AJA Fellows go to Budapest!

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.

Day One – Philosophy, history & activism

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.

Day Three – Jewish, Roma and LGBTQI intersectionality

Bella Lever is “particularly struck by the interaction and overlap” between the Jewish, LGBTQI and GRT organisations that the Fellows encounter on Day Three.

Day Four – Charity Taxi Project

Sam Alston reflects on the Fellows’ fourth day in Budapest.


Campaigning 101 with Barry Sheerman MP

Fellow Lauren Chaplin reflect on the programme’s 6th session: Parliamentary Lobbying and Campaigning Seatbelts. Those ubiquitous details of the commute, the school run, the long drive to see family. We […]

Discrimination & hate crime – issues uniting Jews and Gypsies, Roma and Travellers

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”…

Asylum, refuge & detention

Samantha Linfield discusses the programme’s third session on indefinite detention, led by the Director of Detention Action.

Modern slavery is insidious

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.

From Magna Carta to the 2010 Equality Act – the opening session of 2018’s Fellowship Programme

Lauren Chaplin discusses session one – introductions and a crash course on human rights with Doughty Street barrister and RightsInfo founder Adam Wagner.

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