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Upcoming ISHR Events


ISHR is pleased to present the participants in the 2015 HRAP.

Click here for the full advocate list and their bios.

To read the 2015 AHDA profiles, please click here.

Check out the 6th International NGO Conference on History and Peace, which is to be held in Seoul on 10 - 11 July 2015. Mikang Yang, AHDA alumna, contributed to this event.

Announcing the web publication of an archive of political apologies that have occurred throughout history, now available on the AHDA website.


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.