Saturday, June 19, 2021

Today the Institute for the Study of Human Rights celebrates Juneteenth. Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in all 50 states. Although President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1st, 1863, it was not read to enslaved people in Texas until two and a half years later, on June 19th, 1865. On this day, Union soldiers alerted enslaved people in Galveston, Texas that the war was over and they were free. June 19th is sometimes referred to as “Juneteenth Independence Day,” “Freedom Day,” or “Emancipation Day”.

Friday, June 4, 2021

International Federation for Human Rights is publishing a new report: "Russia: Crimes Against History" and is organizing an online conference on June 10 to coincide with its launch. The report details the violations of human rights committed by the Russian regime in furtherance of State historical memory policy, to the detriment of historians, activists, NGOs and other "history producers" that work on commemorating victims of Soviet era crimes.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

AHDA alumna Raba Gjoshi writes an op-ed for Prishtina Insight entitled "Victims of the Kosovo War Should be at the Heart of the Dialogue". The article explores the international community previous missteps in facilitating Kosovo-Serbia dialogues, offering suggestions on a viable path forward.

Click here to read the full op-ed.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

The blog article is entitled "Documentation on Architectural Preservation and Documentation, Human Rights, Memory and Trauma". Banu discusses her area of focus, which in her own words, consists of studying and surveying historical architectural heritage sites in Turkey, focusing on sites that belonged to difficult pasts and that don’t necessarily fit neatly within a reductive or glorifying national historical narrative." 

Find the full interview here: 

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Project 'Living with memories of the missing’ that AHDA alumnus Korab Krasniqi was involved in creating adapted for broadcast into audio-dramas on Kanal10 in Kosovo.