African American
Redress Network
Monday, October 18, 2021

In April 2021, The African American Redress Network held Reparations 2021, sponsored by Columbia University's Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement through the Addressing Racism Seed Grant Initiative. This event provided a space for public dialogue among activists, government representatives, educators, researchers, and students. The Reparations 2021 Conference Report examines local redress efforts within four categories, Politics, Legislation, & Litigation, Advocacy & Organizing, Research & Documentation, Education & Awareness Raising. Further, the report discusses cross-sector collaborations developed as a result of the conference. 

African American
Redress Network
Monday, October 18, 2021

The African American Redress Network is a collaboration between Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights,  Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, and Howard University's Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center. Founded in January 2019, AARN has released its first Annual Report highlighting the growth of the program. AARN works to advance U.S. racial justice initiatives and local reparations, while simultaneously providing students with opportunities to learn from these movements. Using a human rights framework, AARN students analyze the gross wrongs of enslavement, dispossession, and institutionalized anti-Black violence. Our model draws inspiration from the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 60/147 and guidance by the International Commission of Jurists (2018) to define reparations and inform our advocacy.

The Resistance Network by Khatchig Mouradian
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
The Resistance Network by Khatchig Mouradian, Michigan State University Press
The Resistance Network: The Armenian Genocide and Humanitarianism in Ottoman Syria, 1915–1918 is the is the history of an underground network of humanitarians, missionaries, and diplomats in Ottoman Syria who helped save the lives of thousands during the Armenian Genocide. Khatchig Mouradian challenges depictions of Armenians as passive victims of violence and subjects of humanitarianism, demonstrating the key role they played in organizing a humanitarian resistance against the destruction of their people. Piecing together hundreds of accounts, official documents, and missionary records, Mouradian presents a social history of genocide and resistance in wartime Aleppo and a network of transit and concentration camps stretching from Bab to Ras ul-Ain and Der Zor. He ultimately argues that, despite the violent and systematic mechanisms of control and destruction in the cities, concentration camps, and massacre sites in this region, the genocide of the Armenians did not progress unhindered—unarmed resistance proved an important factor in saving countless lives.
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In this invaluable book, Khatchig Mouradian explores Talaat’s exterminatory universe in Northern Syria during the Armenian genocide. He reveals the victims’ agonizing yet effective resilience and their faith in Armenian futures beyond a regime’s perversion.
—Hans-Lukas Kieser, author of Talaat Pasha: Father of Modern Turkey, Architect of Genocide
Khatchig Mouradian has written a pathbreaking book on the Armenian genocide. Using a wealth of untapped sources in multiple languages, he shows how a humanitarian resistance network emerged in Ottoman Syria that saved the lives of many Armenians. The Resistance Network is essential reading not only for the new insights it offers on the Armenian genocide but also for the compelling analysis of humanitarianism and resistance in times of great atrocities.
—Eric D. Weitz, author of A World Divided: The Global Struggle for Human Rights in the Age of Nation-States
This exciting study of Armenian resistance radiating from an Aleppo “life raft” takes us as close as we are ever likely to get to the Armenian genocide itself—and to those who labored to thwart it. We hear their voices, we see their torments, and we trace their stratagems—such as “human newspapers” written on the backs of children, then covered with dirt, enabling communication between far-flung communities. Deeply researched, elegantly written, The Resistance Network cannot fail to stimulate discussion and is highly recommended for scholars, book clubs, and classrooms alike.
—Margaret Lavinia Anderson, professor of history emerita, University of California Berkeley
Research Handbook on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights as Human Rights
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

The Research Handbook on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights as Human Rights is now available.

Edited by Daniela Ikawa, ISHR's Adjunct Assistant Professor, among others, this exciting Research Handbook combines practitioner and academic perspectives to provide a comprehensive, cutting edge analysis of economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR), as well as the connection between ESCR and other rights. Offering an authoritative analysis of standards and jurisprudence, it argues for an expansive and inclusive approach to ESCR as human rights. 
Lara J.
Wednesday, July 22, 2020

The COVID Solidarity project, a map of community organizing related to COVID-19 in the US has now been launched.

As the pandemic swept across the United States in 2020, millions of Americans helped their fellow citizens deal with an unprecedented crisis. This map documents some of those efforts in a variety of different areas: mutual aid societies, medical aid, makers and distributors of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), emergency relief funds, housing, business donations, groups that provided free content, and efforts to document experiences of the pandemic.
This map was a class project of Prof. Lara J. Nettelfield's Human Rights in the United States course and was designed by Abigail Edwards. 
Click below to view the map's website
Friday, January 24, 2020
The Institute for the Study of Human Rights is pleased to announce that, through its Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Program, has launched the electronic edition of its recent publication, Global Indigenous Youth: Through Their Eyes, in honor of Native American Heritage Month. The electronic version of the whole book and, also, its chapters individually, has been posted on Columbia University’s Academic Commons, .
The book, originally launched at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in April 2019, is the result of close collaboration between the Global Indigenous Youth Caucus and the Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Program of the Institute for the Study of Human Rights. Seventeen Indigenous young authors from the seven indigenous sociocultural regions have contributed to the book that discusses issues of Indigenous Youth, from colonization, to living in two worlds, to free, prior and informed consent, to mental health, traditional knowledge, food and agriculture and climate change.
Institute for the Study of Human Rights
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
David L.
Monday, January 6, 2020

David L. Phillips' forthcoming book, Frontline Syria: From Democratic Revolution to Proxy War, will be published by Bloomsbury later in 2020. The following text is excerpted from the chapter titled “The Shiite Crescent”.

David L.
Eastern European Review on Contemporary Issues
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Helena Kane
Tuesday, April 9, 2019