René Cassin: the Jewish Voice for Human Rights – Fellowship Programme

René Cassin

René Cassin was a French-Jewish jurist, law professor and judge. He co-drafted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the UN General Assembly on 10 December 1948.

Our Vision and Mission

Our Vision is of a world where:

  • everyone fully enjoys all their human rights as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • members of the Jewish community are actively engaged in promoting and protecting these rights, both within the community and in concert with stakeholders outside of the community.

Our Mission is to promote and protect the universal rights of all people, drawing on Jewish experiences and values.

We will:

  • remake a compelling case for human rights values
  • campaign for change in defined human rights areas through a combination of advocacy, policy analysis, public campaigning and education
  • lead and grow a group of committed Jewish human rights advocates
  • maximise our capacity to work effectively

Applications for 2018 René Cassin Fellowship Programme

Dear Supporter

Applications for 2018 René Cassin Fellowship Programme are now open

*** deadline for applications is 5pm on Thursday 2 November ***

Are you interested in looking at human rights through a Jewish lens? If so, the René Cassin Fellowship Programme, supported by the AJA, might be just what you are looking for.

The René Cassin Fellowship Programme (RCFP) explores Jewish visions for a just society and provides individuals with the knowledge, skills and contacts needed to enhance their activism in the areas of social justice and human rights. The RCFP brings together a cohort of exceptional professionals to explore human rights issues from a uniquely Jewish perspective.

As an RCFP Fellow, you will:

  • Learn from leading campaigners, lawyers and academics on current human rights issues
  • Travel to Budapest on a five-day trip to meet and learn from Jewish and Romani change-makers
  • Get ‘skilled up’ on how to campaign for change
  • Graduate to join the ‘Alumni Network’ and work on René Cassin campaigns

Apply by 5pm, November 2nd to be one of our 2018 Fellows

For more information, visit

Please pass this on to anyone you think would find the programme of interest.

And feel free to email me at [email protected] if you have any questions.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Sam Grant
Campaigns & Programmes Manager

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