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.

Monday, January 15, 2024

Mary Olson, who graduated from Columbia College’s B.A. in Human Rights in 2021, was recently selected to be a 2024 Marshall Scholar. Read more about her time as a student and her plans for the future.

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.

Thursday, December 14, 2023

Professor Bruce Cronin presented his new book “Purging the Odious Scourge of Atrocities: The Limits of Consent in International Law” at an event at City College on Wednesday, November 29. The event had commentary by Ruti Teitel (New York Law School) and Dirk Moses (City College of New York).

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.