Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The Indigenous Peoples Rights Program of ISHR is proud to support the World Indigenous Peoples Decade of Water Summit. Within the framework of the Decade annual meetings are held to gather support and raise awareness. In April 2018, we hosted Mni Ki Wakan at Columbia for a preparatory meeting. The 2019 Indigenous Water Summit will take place in He Sapa/Black Hills, South Dakota, from 13-15 August 2019. For information about the Decade see the website of Mni Ki Wakan. 

Thursday, May 23, 2019

The 8th Annual Conference of the Historical Dialogues, Justice & Memory Network is accepting paper submissions now! The conference will be held at Columbia University from December 12-14, 2019. 

In addition to papers that specifically address prevention activism, priority will be given to papers that explore the relationship between memory (individual, societal or international) and historical dialogue, and empirical approaches to historical dialogue, with a particular focus on the issue of the efficacy of justice, accoutability and reconciliation mechanisms.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The faculty and staff at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights would like to congratulate all the human rights students who graduated today! The semester was concluded by ISHR’s Human Rights Poster Session earlier this month, where students showcased their research with faculty, alumni, and human rights practitioners in attendance.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

2010 Advocate Bakary Tandia has been named the National Director of Biram Dah Abeid's campaign for the presidency of Mauritania. Upon accepting the position, Tandia said: "I accept with great humility this responsibility... [I]t is about advancing... human rights laws and the rule of law for a new Mauritania where all his sons and all his daughters will be treated with respect and dignity." Tandia has worked with every HRAP cohort since 2011 on how to maximize the HRAP experience.

Deadline: 10 June, 2019
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Last month, Kristina Eberbach, ISHR's director of education, participated in the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Consultation on the Plan of Action for the Fourth Phase (2020–24) of the World Programme for Human Rights Education. The Draft Plan of Action is now available for stakeholder input. Please send comments and suggestions to before 10 June, 2019