Watch Felipe Michelini's Columbia presentation now!
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Felipe Michelini, a board member of the International Criminal Court's Trust Fund for Victims, spoke at Columbia University on November 22nd about the role of the Fund as well as the challenges given the ICC's link to the fund.

Prof. Michelini attended the Human Rights Advocates Program in 1990 and graduated from Columbia Law School in 1992.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Starting January 2017 Columbia will teach an Indigenous language for the first time: Nahuatl.

Nahuatl has been spoken in Mexico since at least the seventh century and was the language of the Aztecs. Nahuatl based languages are spoken mostly in rural areas throughout central Mexico and along the coastline. It is estimated that there are currently 1.5 million native Nahuatl speakers. 

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Statement by Mr. Álvaro Pop Ac, Chair of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, and Dr. Dalee Dorough and Chief Edward John, Expert Members of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, on the escalating violence against unarmed protestors at the Dakota Access Pipeline construction site (North Dakota, USA)

By Iva Gumnishka
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Iva Gumnishka, an associate at the American NGO Coalition for the ICC, analyzes whether or not terrorist acts fit within the jurisdiction of the ICC.

By David L. Phillips
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

David L. Phillips writes that the Trump administration can end Syria's Civil War, but aligning with Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad and Russia’s Vladimir Putin would have the exact opposite effect, entrenching Assad’s opponents and radicalize Syria’s Sunni majority. Phillips calls for the new administration to intensify pressure on the Islamic State through expanded assistance to Syrian Kurdish fighters, to encourage Russia to focus on jihadists rather than Syrian Democratic Forces, and to broker a ceasefire in Aleppo.