Welcome to the Institute for the Study of Human Rights

Upcoming ISHR Events


The aim of this International Conference is to explore and examine the role of digital archives of personal narratives, oral histories or testimonies in societies emerging from conflict.

In September, world leaders are coming to New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis. UN Secretary­ General Ban Ki-­moon is urging governments to support an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce global warming pollution.


Human Rights watch is looking for an Intern to work with their digital team.

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) is hiring a Development Intern for this fall at our New York headquarters. Interns will have the prospect of working alongside a team of non-profit development experts. The position offers unique real-world experience and immersion in the operations and management of a leading human rights organization. The internship opportunity is unpaid. Students should plan to devote a minimum of 20 hours/week. The hours can be flexible to different types of schedules.