Centre for Development and Emergency Practice (CENDEP)

Contact: cendep@brookes.ac.uk

About us

Founded in 1985, the Centre for Development and Emergency Practice (CENDEP) is a multidisciplinary centre that brings together academics, development practitioners and policy makers. Our work concentrates on:

  • human rights and forced migration
  • inclusive recovery and development
  • conflict, humanitarian action and peacebuilding
  • shelter, housing and home in crises.

We run a number of courses:

We also conduct research with colleagues and partners worldwide.

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Oxford Human Rights Festival

The Oxford Human Rights Festival, which is hosted by the Centre for Development and Emergency Practice, Oxford Brookes University is back for its 22nd instalment which will run from 15-22 March 2024.

Over the past 20 years this festival has used its platform to shed light on the importance of Human Rights through engaging programmes consisting of films, performances, talks, exhibitions and more.

This year's festival committee selected 'Break Barriers, Build Bridges' as the theme for the upcoming festival to communicate the urgent need for empathy, unity and understanding. The theme aims to emphasise the need to dismantle societal, cultural, and systemic barriers that hinder progress towards the universal fulfilment of Human Rights. It aims to inspire conversations and actions that foster connections, empathy, and collaboration among individuals and communities, fostering a platform for solidarity and change. By focusing on breaking down barriers and constructing bridges, the festival aims to champion human rights globally while encouraging dialogue and collective efforts in Oxford and beyond, towards a more equitable and harmonious world.

Oxford Human Rights Festival 2024