Current News at the Institute

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

ISHR instructor Inga Winkler co-authored an article in the International Journal of Human Rights on inequalities in the Sustainable Development Agenda. The article, titled Leaving no one behind? Persistent inequalities in the SDGs, examines how disaggregating data can be used to monitor inequalities affecting marginalized groups associated with particular group identities protected by human rights law that are not receiving sufficient attention.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

On July 31st students in the Summer Human Rights Program attended a site visit to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, organized by the Institute for the Study of Human Rights. Graduate, undergraduate, and visiting human rights students met with Kelly L. Razzouk, Human Rights Adviser at the Mission and had the opportunity to ask questions about the United States’ engagement with the UN system on human rights. Ms. Razzouk also discussed priority human rights issue areas and U.S.

Congratulations to Hannah Howroyd, M.A. 2017
Monday, July 10, 2017

ISHR congratulations Hannah Howroyd, a Human Rights M.A. candidate, on receiving a summer 2017 Graduate Global Policy Fellowship awarded by Columbia’s Global Policy Initiative with the support of The Endeavor Foundation.

Rightsviews article by Bárbara Matias
Friday, July 7, 2017

In a new Rightsviews article, graduate student Bárbara Matias examines the decline in human rights and rule-of-law in Hungary under Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.

Since coming to power in 2010, Orbán has repeatedly challenged core values of the European Union, to which Hungary is a member. Matias particularly highlights  crackdowns on academic freedom, including recent legislation tightening restrictions on independent or foreign-funded universities. 

ISHR's Kristina Eberbach Contributes to New Amnesty Toolkit
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Amnesty International USA announced the release of a new toolkit for students and educators on human rights in national security. This free toolkit is intended to raise awareness among students ages 16-20 of the intersection of human rights and national security. Additionally, it is intended to increase participation among high school and college students in activism and advocacy around torture, surveillance, anti-Muslim hate, indefinite detention, and other common human rights violations associated with post-9/11 U.S.