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Upcoming ISHR Events


April 26th, 2015
11:30am- 6:00pm
Grand Entry: 12:00 pm

Low Memorial Library Rotunda
Hosted by the Native American Council of Columbia University

"Indigenous People's Access to Justice, Including Truth and Reconcilliation Processses," co-edited by Wilton Littlechild and Elsa Stamatopoulou in 2014 is now available as an e-book on Columbia’s Academic Commons. The Permanent URL is http://dx.doi.org/10.7916/D8GT5M1F.

The Ιndigenous Peoples' Rights Program at ISHR will be holding its annual “Indigenous Women leaders at Columbia” three-day Seminar from Wednesday, April 15th to Friday, April 17th, and we are looking for volunteers to help make this event a success!

Please see the details below:


The Graduate Student Volunteers Program (GSVP) provides Columbia University graduate students the opportunity to expand their professional skills and human rights knowledge and experience through fieldwork with grassroots human rights organizations. Students selected to participate in the program complete an eight-week summer internship with alumni of the Human Rights Advocate Program (HRAP) and receive a travel stipend of $1,500 from the Institute for the Study of Human Rights.

As part of our Field School Program in Peru, we are running a summer field course on indigenous rights and legal pluralism led by Dr. Raquel Yrigoyen (http://alertanet.org/CV-RYF-ENG.htm).

The Center for Justice at Columbia and Heyman Center Public Humanities Initiative invite proposals for the development of new curricular offerings in justice studies.