Alumni News at the Institute

Monday, October 15, 2018

The Institute for the Study of Human Rights congratulates Human Rights Advocate Marijana Savić on being named one of five female entrepreneurs to win the first WE Empower UN Sustainable Development Goals Challenge for their efforts on advancing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and advancing the position of women and girls in society.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Human Rights Advocate Jeffrey Wambaya spoke on a panel as part of the 14th Global Conference on Ageing held by the The International Federation on Ageing. Wambaya addressed the marginalization and inequalities faced by elderly LGBTQI people.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Human Rights Advocate Mary Akrami was one of 70 activists, peacemakers, and religious and community leaders from 25 countries who attended the Carter Center’s annual Human Rights Defenders Forum in late July to discuss “Restoring Faith in Freedom.”

Monday, August 13, 2018

2010 Advocate Bakary Tandia spoke at a high-level briefing at the US Congress to discuss the issue of modern-day slavery in the Sahel. The July briefing, entitled Freedom from Tradition: The Struggle for the Eradication of Slavery in the Sahel, brought together academics, human rights activists, and leaders in the anti-slavery movement.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

On June 5, 2018, the European Union Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that the definition of the term ‘spouse’ includes same-sex spouses for the purposes of freedom of movement. By ruling that the term ‘spouse’ is gender neutral, the decision requires all EU member states to recognize and grant residence rights for same-sex spouses on an equal basis.

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