Current News at the Institute

Kunal Kanodia, B.A. 2017
Monday, April 24, 2017

Kunal Kanodia is a Human Rights Major at Columbia College graduating in May 2017.

RightsViews article by Amanda Graham
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

In a new RightsViews article, graduate student Amanda Graham examines the potential of blockchain, a digital distributed platform used for tracking and validating transactions, to overcome problems of accountability surrounding a number of human rights issues. 

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.

Application Deadline Extended!
Friday, March 10, 2017

The Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR) invites human rights advanced undergraduate students and graduate students in the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and the School of International and Public Affairs to apply for an eight-week summer internship with alumni of the Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) and the Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability Program (AHDA).