Friday, May 6, 2016

David L. Phillips, Director of the Program on Peace-building and Rights presented his paper on "PKK Peace" at a Conference on Kurdish Studies and Politics at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs (May 6, 2013). 

Institute for the Study of Human Rights
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Saturday, February 20, 2016

Phillips prepared a report, Global Truth Telling, which was presented to the National Peace Council (NPC) on February 20, 2012. NPC translated the booklet into Tamil and Sinhala and distributed it policy-makers, opinion leaders and representatives of the international community across Sri Lanka. Through NPC, the Program sponsored Patrick Burgess, an expert in truth and reconciliation commissions, to visit Sri Lanka for seminars with local civil society leaders on comparative experiences with truth and reconciliation commissions. In cooperation with the Government of Japan, the Program is organizing a delegation of 10 UN ambassadors to visit Sri Lanka and study reconciliation opportunities.

Institute for the Study of Human Rights
Monday, February 1, 2016
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Institute for the Study of Human Rights
Thursday, October 1, 2015

The international community still supports unity for Iraq. But reality on the ground is dramatically different: Iraq is unified in name only. Its potential fragmentation presents a major policy challenge. This report addresses one aspect of that challenge—the move by Iraqi Kurds toward independence. The international community does not yet support Iraqi Kurdistan’s independence, but it should not stand in the way of a sizeable and coherent national community expressing its right to self-determination. This report recommends measures to manage Iraqi Kurdistan’s current challenges and potential independence. Recommendations are offered to the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), the Government of Iraq (GOI), and other members of the international community. 

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The concept note and program for the seminar ”The World Conference on Indigenous Peoples: Outcomes in Contexts” held April 25-26, 2015 at Columbia University, New York.

The conference was co-sponsored by The Sami and Indigenous Rights Group at the Arctic University of Norway, UiT as well as the following Columbia University institutes: The Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, The Institute for the Study of Human Rights, and The University Seminar on Indigenous Studies.

Institute for the Study of Human Rights
Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) surveyed its alumni to take stock of the benefits they feel they have derived from the program. The survey represents the first concentrated effort by HRAP to provide alumni with an opportunity to share their impressions of the program’s impact not only on them and their organizations but broadly speaking as well.

Institute for the Study of Human Rights
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Institute for the Study of Human Rights
Sunday, February 1, 2015
Tuesday, September 9, 2014