Current News at the Institute

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Something extraordinary is happening in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) of Bangladesh, something worse that other times, with alleged rape and abduction of girls by police, attacks on the family of the traditional chief and continuing traumatization and insecurity of the two Marma sisters.

The International CHT Commission just issued a statement on February 18 via the CHT Commission website.

Save the Date!
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Columbia University, 14-15 April 2018

Jerome Greene Hall 103, Columbia Law School, 116th Street and Amsterdam 

 

Focus: Advancing research and assessing impacts of Environmental Violence on Indigenous Women and Girls

The 3rd International Indigenous Women’s Symposium on Environment and Reproductive Health will be held in Columbia University on 14-15 April 2018. Focus of the International Symposium will be on advancing research and assessing impacts of Environmental Violence on Indigenous Women and Girls.

Shayna Halliwell, M.A. 2016
Wednesday, January 3, 2018

ISHR congratulates alumnus Shayna Halliwell on recently publishing a chapter in the book "Indigenous Peoples' Rights and Unreported Struggles: Conflict and Peace," which is a contribution of the Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Program to the Tenth Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

A New Publication of the Institute for the Study of Human Rights
Friday, December 1, 2017

We are pleased to announce the publication of a new book of the Institute for the Study of Human Rights. The book is a contribution of the Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Program to the Tenth Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

The book is available on Columbia’s Academic Commons. Click here to access the full text.

Court Finds Dakota Access Pipeline Violated the Law
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

On October 20th,the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe won a significant victory in its fight to protect the Tribe’s drinking water and ancestral lands from the Dakota Access pipeline. The Indigenous Peoples' Rights Program of the Institute for the Study of Human Rights has been following the developments of the struggle of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

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