Current News at the Institute

Micheal Miiro, Uganda
Monday, October 30, 2017

The Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) is pleased to highlight 2017 Advocate Micheal Miiro of Uganda. 

By Jessica Pierson
Friday, October 27, 2017

On October 16th, Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights hosted a panel discussion about inequalities in the Sustainable Development Goals. The event launched a special issue of the International Journal of Human Rights on the “Sustainable Development Goals and Human Rights: A Critical Early Review,” co-edited by Inga Winkler and Carmel Williams. The panel consisted of Margaret L.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Genevieve Zingg, a Blog Writer for RightsViews, reports from the Human Rights Institute's event featuring Laura Pitter, Senior National Security Counsel at Human Rights Watch. Pitter spoke about the evolution of counterterrorism and human rights under the Trump administration.

By David L. Phillips
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

ISHR welcomes news of the release of Turkish human rights advocate, journalist, and 2012 Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability (AHDA) Fellow Murat Çelikkan from prison on Saturday, October 21, 2017.

Çelikkan was sentenced to 1 year and 6 months in prison in Turkey for participating in the Editors-in-Chief on Watch campaign for Özgür Gündem daily, a newspaper that was closed through a statutory decree issued under Turkey's State of Emergency.