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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP), the Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR) has organized a photo exhibit featuring 30 HRAP alumni.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

By David L. Phillips

A Kurdish woman fled Turkish troops and their Islamist mercenaries when Turkey launched an unprovoked attack on the City of Afrin, a Kurdish community in northern Syria, on Jan. 20, 2018. The woman was running hand-in-hand with her young daughter when a missile obliterated the girl. The mother held onto her arm — all that was left of her child.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Indigenous Peoples and Borders Symposium at Columbia 11-12 November will be live streamed here.

David L. Phillips interviewed on WorldAffairs
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

The withdrawal of US troops from northern Syria has had grave repercussions for the security and stability of the entire region. The Turkish military has invaded northern Syria, killing dozens of Kurdish civilians and forcing over 200,000 Kurds to flee. In the absence of US troops, Russian and Syrian troops have rushed in to fill the power vacuum. Meanwhile, hundreds of ISIS fighters have escaped detention.

Institute for the Study of Human Rights honors 2019 Native American Heritage Month at Columbia University
Thursday, October 31, 2019
The Institute for the Study of Human Rights is pleased to announce that, through its Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Program, it is launching the electronic edition of its recent publication, Global Indigenous Youth: Through Their Eyes, in honor of Native American Heritage Month. The electronic version of the whole book and, also, its chapters individually, has been posted on Columbia University’s Academic Commons.