Tuesday, January 16, 2024

The Institute for the Study of Human Rights mourns the death on January 7, 2024, of J. Paul Martin who, with Professor of Law and University Professor Louis Henkin, created the Center for the Study of Human Rights (CSHR) at Columbia University in 1978. Along with colleagues Arthur Danto and Mitchell Ginsberg, Paul and Lou pioneered the study of human rights as an interdisciplinary field that not only involved multiple forms of practice—from law to public health, journalism to advocacy—but also engaged directly with the humanities and the social sciences.

Friday, January 12, 2024

While they were in residence at Columbia University, several members of the 2022-23 HRAP cohort sat down to record interviews with StoryCorps which has been training the advocates in oral history for more than a decade.

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

During the month of December, StoryCorps is featuring an interview with 2021-22 Advocate Dominique St. Vil (left) of Haiti. Dominique is the Executive Director and Administrative Director of OTRAH (Organisation Trans d’Haïti). Over the past 10 years, HRAP participants have been learning about oral history from StoryCorps. Many have chosen to accept the organization's offer to record their stories. 

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

2022-23 Advocate Antonia Moreira of Ateliê TRANSmoras is featured in OutRight International's campaign on legal gender recognition. Antonia shares her experience with changing her name legally in 2021 with the help of an NGO in Brazil.

by Elsa Stamatopoulou
Monday, December 4, 2023
“We often have to go through the darkness to see the light”. 
Aviâja Egede Lynge