Welcome to the Institute for the Study of Human Rights

Upcoming ISHR Events


The Hadza/Indigenous Land Rights event at UN Development Programme (UNDP) will feature a short film on the Hadza, hunter-gatherers in Tanzania whose land, cultural survival and livelihoods are under threat.

In honor of its 25th class, the Human Rights Advocates Program conducted its first Alumni Survey. HRAP alumni from 1989 to 2013 were asked to share their impressions of the program's impact on them, their organizations and their movements.

The report can be found here.

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


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.

Religion, Women and History: Jul 29 - Aug 1, 2015

Submission/Abstracts due by May 30, 2015

The Oxford Round Table will hold our 12th Annual International Conference on Religion, Women and History during the dates of July 29 - August 1, 2015 at Harris Manchester College in the University of Oxford, Oxford, England. Harris Manchester College is one of the thirty-eight colleges that form the University of Oxford and was founded in 1786.

Today the Asylum Division opened a Public Job Notice for Asylum Officer (GS-9/11/12) positions in seven of the eight asylum offices.  The announcement closes on May 15th.