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Friday, February 16, 2024

The Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR) and the Human Rights Institute at Columbia Law welcomed Bukeni Waruzi (left), the executive director of Free the Slaves, who gave the inaugural Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) Memorial Lecture. Nearly 50 Columbia faculty, staff, students and members of the human rights community in NYC gathered on Thursday, February 15th, to honor the life and activism of Raoul Kitungano who attended the 2016 HRAP at ISHR.

Friday, February 16, 2024

The participants in the 2023-24 HRAP visited DC from 7 to 9 February. The met as a group with the National Endowment for Democracy, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, Free the Slaves, Amnesty International-USA and the US Department of State. They also met with organizations including the Washington Office on Latin America, the Center for Survivors of Torture, the Indian Law Resource Center, the Inspection Panel, Human Rights Campaign, the American Bar Association, and the Global Council on Equity.

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Congratulations to Taylor Rae Almonte-Roman, HRSMA student, on receiving one of the 2023-2024 Social Justice Mini-Grants for her podcast, On the Outside.

According to University Life, the grant is awarded to “innovative ideas for projects and programs that will prompt important discussion, reflection and learning for our community about racial, economic, accessibility, educational, and other inequities.”

Thursday, January 18, 2024
The Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University proudly announces the formation of the Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) Alumni Committee. Established in the fall of 2023, the Committee is charged with identifying and exploring new funding possibilities for HRAP, increasing the visibility of the program, and reaching out to the HRAP alumni community throughout 2024 as HRAP marks its 35th anniversary. The chair of the committee, Nazibrola Janezashvili, said “I am proud to give back to HRAP as the inaugural chairperson of the alumni committee.
Wednesday, January 17, 2024

The Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR) is pleased to welcome the 2023-24 HRAP cohort. HRAP was founded at ISHR in 1989 to strengthen the bonds between the academic learning community at Columbia and human rights practitioners. This year marks the program’s 35th anniversary. 

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