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Monday, November 30, 2020

Lecturer in human rights Michael Bochenek was quoted in the recent New York Times article titled "U.S. Shutters Warehouse Where Migrants Were Kept in ‘Cages’". Click here to read it. 

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Sarah Tucker completed her Master’s Degree in Human Rights Studies, concentrating in disability and digital rights. As a disabled woman working in tech, Sarah has a unique perspective on how modern digital tools are used to harm disabled people by silencing their voices and further excluding them from society.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

The ISHR Human Rights Research Fellowship will provide students with an opportunity to gain valuable research experience, while supporting the work of Columbia faculty conducting human rights-related research.

Students who receive the Fellowship are expected to complete approximately 80-120 hours of research assistance during the academic year. The research opportunities selected for the 2020-2021 academic year are available below. ISHR will award one research stipend per opportunity in the amount of $1,500. Priority will be given to HRSMA and UHRP students. 

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Edited by Daniela Ikawa, ISHR's Adjunct Assistant Professor, among others, this exciting Research Handbook combines practitioner and academic perspectives to provide a comprehensive, cutting edge analysis of economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR), as well as the connection between ESCR and other rights. Offering an authoritative analysis of standards and jurisprudence, it argues for an expansive and inclusive approach to ESCR as human rights. 

Thursday, October 8, 2020

This past September, the Almeda fires blazed through Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon, leaving nothing but ash. Niria Alicia, M.A. in Human Rights Candidate, is a member of the community affected by the devastating fires. A few weeks ago, The New York Times wrote an article about the destruction the fires brought to Oregon.  

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