Scotland scheme for human rights campaigners

A new scheme has been launched to attract renowned human rights campaigners to Scotland.

Two international campaigners will be invited to study under a new research fellowship as part of ongoing work to promote human rights at home and abroad

The Scottish Human Rights Defender Fellowship will see the Scottish Government and the University of Dundee work together, supported by campaign groups Front Line Defenders, Amnesty International, Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund and Beyond Borders Scotland.

Participants will be suggested by the four charities and selected by an advisory board. The successful students will spend three months in Scotland, combining study at the university with the chance to build relationships and share expertise with Scottish human rights and equality organisations.

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