News

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

By David L. Phillips

Turkish war planes and artillery are attacking Kurdish positions in North and East Syria, Turkey’s foot soldiers, the Free Syrian Army (FSA), are massing at the border poised to attack. Terrorism is resurgent under Turkey’s protection. The FSA is a terrorist gang with a sordid history of atrocities and ties to ISIS.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
2019 Advocate Ying Xin contributed to the article "Discrimination against LGBT populations in China," which appears in the September 2019 edition of The Lancet. Ying is the Executive Director of the LGBT Beijing Center.
Monday, October 7, 2019

By David L. Phillips

President Donald J. Trump succumbed to Turkey’s demand for a “safe zone” in North and East Syria, announcing overnight that the U.S. is pulling back forces that have served as a trip wire deterring Turkey’s invasion. The pullback reverses years of U.S. policy, ignoring advice from the Pentagon and State Department. Trump’s decision is strategically flawed, tactically incoherent -- and morally repugnant.

Thursday, October 3, 2019
2015 Advocate, Sandra Creamer of Australia, visited ISHR to meet participants in the 2019 HRAP. She highlighted the benefits of the networking component of HRAP and urged the advocates to make the most of their time at Columbia. She is the Interim CEO of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Alliance, an adjunct professor at The University of Queensland and a board member of the International Indigenous Women's Forum.
Thursday, October 3, 2019

2005 Advocate Alejandra Ancheita has been awarded an honorary PhD from the University of Paris Nanterre. In her acceptance speech, she said, “In a context like Mexico where violence has become part of the landscape, sometimes the most difficult thing is to defend joy and protect hope. However, we cannot settle, now or never, with this imposition. Fear cannot become the basic premise of our lives.” Alejandra is the founder and Executive Director of the Mexico City-based ProDESC (The Project of Economic, Cultural, and Social Rights).