By Vasudev Singh and Karan Trehan
Thursday, September 6, 2018
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

The Institute for the Study of Human Rights is pleased to welcome the nine participants in the 2018 Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) to Columbia University.

HRAP’s comprehensive program of advocacy, networking, skills-building, mentoring, and academic coursework provides participants with a semester-long opportunity to hone practical skills, develop a deeper understanding of human rights, and foster mutually beneficial relationships with organizations and individuals in their respective fields.

Monday, August 13, 2018

2010 Advocate Bakary Tandia spoke at a high-level briefing at the US Congress to discuss the issue of modern-day slavery in the Sahel. The July briefing, entitled Freedom from Tradition: The Struggle for the Eradication of Slavery in the Sahel, brought together academics, human rights activists, and leaders in the anti-slavery movement.

By Jalileh Garcia
Monday, July 30, 2018
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

On June 5, 2018, the European Union Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that the definition of the term ‘spouse’ includes same-sex spouses for the purposes of freedom of movement. By ruling that the term ‘spouse’ is gender neutral, the decision requires all EU member states to recognize and grant residence rights for same-sex spouses on an equal basis.