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By Bárbara Matias
Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Socio-economic rights rarely make headlines and many human rights violations remain invisible. This is worrying at a time when socio-economic rights are under great pressure and at the same time are more important than ever. With threats ranging from global financial crises to local water crises, and economic inequalities to rising xenophobic rhetoric, the human rights discourse has become ever so valuable, yet its potential remains unrealized.

Chinonye Alma Otuonye, M.A. 2017
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

ISHR congratulates Chinonye Alma Otuonye on her acceptance into the Cultural Anthropology PhD program at CUNY.

RightsViews blog by Professor Joseph Chuman
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

In a new RightsViews blog, Professor Joseph Chuman calls for a more robust enunciation of human rights in the face of rising illiberalism. Chuman asserts that respect for the dignity of human beings is the heart of the human rights program.

Monday, February 20, 2017

The Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Program welcomes the support expressed by Pope Francis for his support for Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

At an audience held in Rome on February 15, 2017 with Indigenous Leaders from around the world, Pope Francis expressed his support for the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, more specifically about Indigenous Peoples’ right to land as well as their cultural rights.

SIPA Student Ginger Whitesell Works on HIV Awareness in Guatemala
Monday, February 20, 2017

In 2011, the Student Volunteer Program was created to connect Columbia University students with volunteer opportunities at Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) alumni-led organizations around the globe.