Welcome to the Institute for the Study of Human Rights

Upcoming ISHR Events


April 26th, 2015
11:30am- 6:00pm
Grand Entry: 12:00 pm

Low Memorial Library Rotunda
Hosted by the Native American Council of Columbia University

Congratulations to Liz Ševčenko, Director, Guantánamo Public Memory Project, on receiving the 2015 Center for Research Libraries Award for Teaching.

"Indigenous People's Access to Justice, Including Truth and Reconcilliation Processses," co-edited by Wilton Littlechild and Elsa Stamatopoulou in 2014 is now available as an e-book on Columbia’s Academic Commons. The Permanent URL is http://dx.doi.org/10.7916/D8GT5M1F.


The Graduate Student Volunteers Program (GSVP) provides Columbia University graduate students the opportunity to expand their professional skills and human rights knowledge and experience through fieldwork with grassroots human rights organizations. Students selected to participate in the program complete an eight-week summer internship with alumni of the Human Rights Advocate Program (HRAP) and receive a travel stipend of $1,500 from the Institute for the Study of Human Rights.

Institute for the Study of Human Rights

Columbia University

Job Description

This position works with the Institute’s Director to assist with special research projects. The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Excellent organizational & communications skills;
  • Strong research, writing and editing skills;
  • Interest in human rights;
  • Spanish fluency and interest in Hispanic studies preferred.

Hours: This position will require a commitment of 10+ hours per week.

The Virginia Undergraduate Law Review (VULR) at the University of Virginia is now accepting articles by undergraduate students for our Inaugural Summer Print Issue.