News

Saturday, June 20, 2020

By Lara J. Nettelfield and Rebecca Kobrin

Saturday, June 20 is World Refugee Day, honored by the United Nations to raise awareness and educate the public about refugees, their basic rights, their situation around the world, and the responsibilities of states to grant them asylum.

Thursday, June 18, 2020
The U.S. African American Redress Network, a collaboration between Howard University's Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center and Columbia University's Institute for the Study of Human Rights, was created as an urgent response to the discourse on reparations and social justice in the U.S.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Select AHDA program fellows have been working on projects advancing civil rights movements, including in the U.S. starting some years back. Please see a highlight of AHDA alumna Tammi Sharpe (2013), who has been working on a project “Oral History and the Civil Rights Movement.”

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

By David L. Phillips

The United States must lead by example when it comes to protecting and promoting human rights around the world. America’s global leadership is derived from the values of its people and its system of democratic government. Lately, however, we’ve seen a dramatic erosion in America’s moral authority stemming from abuses against peaceful protesters who are demanding equality. 

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

The Government of Greenland approves historic National Action Plan to comply with UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. For decades it has been documented that many children in Greenland live under very difficult conditions. Greenland has major socioecomic problems, including care neglect and high levels of suicide and substance abuse.