By David L. Phillips
In the wake of the U.S. drone strike that killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, the United States faces the issue of what to do with the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) of Iraq. The PMF are a veritable deep state in Iraq destabilizing the country and threatening US forces.
ISHR is pleased to announce the 2020 Human Rights Essay Contest. The contest aims to encourage and acknowledge students who have written exceptional academic papers that address issues related to human rights. Cash prizes will be awarded to two graduate students and to two undergraduate students. Contest winners, along with other selected participants, will be invited to present their papers at ISHR's annual end of year Research Poster Session
In November 2019, Kenya adopted the world’s first stand-alone policy on menstrual hygiene. India has been integrating menstrual hygiene efforts in its sanitation policies for more than 10 years. And in the United States, we are counting down the States that still tax menstrual products. – These are just some of the policy developments in the menstrual health space.
Betty Lee Odur attended the 2016 HRAP. She is a Legal/Program Officer at the Uganda Network on Law, Ethic and HIV/AIDS (UGANET), an NGO committed to the development and strengthening of policies and ethical responses to HIV/AIDS in Uganda. She has headed the Kampala office since 2011. She earned a bachelor’s of legal laws from Uganda Christian University in 2008 and a postgraduate diploma in legal practice from the Law Development Center in 2009.
The ISHR Human Rights Research Fellowship will provide students with an opportunity to gain valuable research experience, while supporting the work of Columbia faculty conducting human rights-related research.
This year's fellowship recipients are: