Haley Zovickian is a 2017 graduate of Columbia College with a double major in Human Rights and Political Science. Prior to graduating, Haley discussed her experience as a student in the Undergraduate Human Rights Program.
As the Human Rights Advocates Program approaches its 30th class in 2018, the Institute for the Study of Human Rights is launching a series of initiatives to commemorate the milestone. Over the course of the next 12-18 months, ISHR will survey HRAP alumni—totaling 308 advocates in 88 countries around the globe—on the issues they face.
Following the announcement of a September 25. 2017 referendum on Kurdish independence in Iraq, David L. Phillips, Director of the Program on Peace-building and Rights, lays out a possible path to Iraqi Kurdish statehood in the Huffington Post.
The Indigenous Peoples' Rights Program of the Institute for the Study of Human Rights extends its congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award - the Indigenous rights movement of Canada and artist and activist Alicia Keys. Amnesty International released the following statement:
The Teaching Business and Human Rights Forum held its annual workshop at Columbia University May 22 - 23, 2017.