Current News at the Institute

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Indigenous Peoples' Rights Program welcomes the launch of the Security Force Monitor – a project of the Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute - which aims to increase the transparency and accountability of police, military and other security forces around the world by bringing together all publicly available information about commanders, organizational structures,

Monday, July 24, 2017

ISHR is pleased to welcome the 2017 Human Rights Advocates to Columbia University. This year marks the 29th class of the Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP).

Advocates from seven different countries make up the 2017 class. Since its inception in 1989, a total of 317 human rights advocates from nearly 90 countries have attended HRAP.

Monday, July 24, 2017

ISHR is pleased to welcome the 2017 Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability (AHDA) Fellows to Columbia University. This year marks the 6th class of AHDA.

Ten fellows from eight different countries make up the 2017 class. Since its inception in 2012, over 59 fellows representing over 30 countries have taken part in the fellowship.

By Ariella Lang
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Ariella Lang, Director of the Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability Program, condemns the authoritarian crackdown on media outlets and journalists in Turkey, particularly prosecution of human rights activist and former ISHR fellow Ekrem Murat Celikkan. Lang also criticizes President Trump for his continued silence regarding journalists under attack.

Monday, July 17, 2017

2016 HRAP alumnus Aehshatou Manu of Cameroon participated in the  annual session of the United Nations' Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP) held in Geneva in July 2017.