Alumni News at the Institute

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.

Alejandra Ancheita
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Alejandra Ancheita is a lawyer and one of the leading  voices in the human rights movement in Latin America. She leads the fight for the rights of the migrant, worker, and indigenous communities in Mexico.

Kemal Pervanić
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

As the founder and executive director of Most Mira (Bridge of Peace), Kemal Pervanić is dedicated to bringing youth of different ethnic backgrounds together, fostering compassion, unity, and understanding through art. Pervanić started Most Mira upon his return to Bosnia-Hercegovina, his native country, from which he had fled 10 years prior after being held in a two concentration camps, one being the notorious Omarska.

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