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Submission Deadline: January 24, 2020.
Friday, January 24, 2020

ISHR is pleased to announce the 2020 Human Rights Essay Contest.  The contest aims to encourage and acknowledge students who have written exceptional academic papers that address issues related to human rights. Cash prizes will be awarded to two graduate students and to two undergraduate students. Contest winners, along with other selected participants, will be invited to present their papers at ISHR's annual end of year Research Poster Session

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The ISHR Human Rights Research Fellowship will provide students with an opportunity to gain valuable research experience, while supporting the work of Columbia faculty conducting human rights-related research. 

This year's fellowship recipients are:

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Sylvester Uhaa attended the 2013 HRAP. He is the founder and director of Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants (CURE) in Nigeria, a chapter of International CURE. Under Sylvester’s leadership, CURE-Nigeria has grown from a state to a national organization. In 2011, CURE-Nigeria hosted the 5th International CURE Global Conference on Justice Reforms. CURE-Nigeria has organized training workshops to build the capacity and skills of judicial officers and police on human rights, alternative dispute resolution, and restorative justice.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Turkey is facing a perfect storm brought on by its ineffective governance, social discontent, and regional conflict. Investors should be wary.

By: David L. Phillips

Human rights, democracy, and good neighborly relations create a favorable climate for doing business. When it comes to Turkey, the canary in the coal mine is nearly dead. Investors should be wary.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

By David L. Phillips

General Qasem Soleimani, head of the Quds Force, a branch of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), was killed by a US air strike on January 3, 2020. President Donald J. Trump justifies killing Soleimani, asserting that his intervention prevented an imminent attack. Congress demands information on the operation amidst a furor over whether the hit was legal, justified, and judicious.

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