This was—and is—an important step in dismantling the “Doctrine of Discovery” that has always plagued the U.S. legal system.
Wednesday, October 7, 2020

This article was originally published on Columbia News. Click here to read it. 

By Elsa Stamatopoulou

October 12th is almost here.

Monday, August 31, 2020

Columbia University's ISHR and Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race are glad to inform you that they are now accepting applications for the 2021 International Summer Program on Indigenous Peoples' Rights and Policy (ISSP). The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2020. For more information about the program and how to apply, download the program flyer and application here.

Monday, August 24, 2020

The Institute’s Indigenous Peoples Rights Program was pleased to participate in the initiative of indigenous leaders, media and support organizations in a series of webinars under the title “How to: Indigenous Governance and Diplomacy for the NOW”. The seminars have been organized for July and August 2020 by The Gomaluku Podcast in collaboration with Tuomas Aslak Juuso (President of the Saami Parliament in Finland), DOCIP (Center for Documentation of Indigenous Peoples), Drumbeat Media and TV Indigena.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

The UN Human Rights Council recently adopted a resolution on the promotion and protection of the human rights and fundamental freedoms of Africans and of people of African descent against excessive use of force and other human rights violations by law enforcement officers.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

On the occasion of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, the Indigenous Peoples' Rights Program of the Institute for the Study of Human Rights pays tribute to the struggles of the Indigenous Peoples for dignity, justice and human rights and stands in solidarity with Indigenous Peoples and their communities and the Indigenous human rights defenders.