Current News at the Institute

Binalakshmi Nepram
Friday, July 13, 2018

Congratulations to human rights activist and Institute for the Study of Human Rights Visiting Scholar Binalakshmi Nepram on being selected for Verve Magazine’s 2018 (Em)Power List.

Elsa Stamatopoulou Discusses Cultural Heritage as a Human Right
Monday, June 11, 2018

In March 2018, Columbia University’s Italian Academy sponsored a symposium titled Threatened Heritage: Bears Ears, Chaco and Beyond, which explored the implications – social, archaeological, environmental, spiritual, historical, artistic and legal – of the current threats to Bears Ears National Monument and Chaco Canyon.

by Marial Quezada
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
New Publication Available!
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The Institute for the Study and Human Rights and the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race are pleased to announce the new publication “Walking and Learning with Indigenous Peoples: A Contribution to the 5th Anniversary of the International Summer Program on Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and Policy at Columbia University”.

Edited by Pamela Calla and Elsa Stamatopoulou, the book is available via Columbia’s Academic Commons.

ISHR joins campaign on Indigenous women
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

In May 2018 the Indigenous Peoples Rights Program joined the campaign that aims at making Indigenous Women visible.

There are approximately 185 million Indigenous women in the world, belonging to more than 5,000 different Indigenous peoples. Despite the broad international consensus about the important role Indigenous women play in eradicating hunger and malnutrition, there are still limitations in the recognition and exercise of their rights.

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