Current News at the Institute

By Olivia Heffernan
Monday, November 13, 2017

Columbia University student Olivia Heffernan argues that justice and reconciliation are the means through which parties reckon with past injustice, and that public education and truth telling are prerequisites to precipitate activism and real reform.

Application now open
Thursday, November 2, 2017

The Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) is a unique and successful model of human rights capacity building. HRAP capitalizes on its affiliation with Columbia University and its location in New York City to provide grassroots leaders the tools, knowledge, access, and networks to promote the realization of human rights and strengthen their respective organizations.

Micheal Miiro, Uganda
Monday, October 30, 2017

The Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) is pleased to highlight 2017 Advocate Micheal Miiro of Uganda. 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Genevieve Zingg, a Blog Writer for RightsViews, reports from the Human Rights Institute's event featuring Laura Pitter, Senior National Security Counsel at Human Rights Watch. Pitter spoke about the evolution of counterterrorism and human rights under the Trump administration.

2016 Advocate Organizes Dialogue to Protect Human Rights Defenders
Tuesday, October 3, 2017

2016 Advocate Mulshid Muwonge, Jr. organized a community dialogue in western Uganda to discuss issues affecting the security and safety of female human rights defenders in the region. The dialogue included law enforcement officers, probation officers, officers responsible for family and child protection, community development officers, religious leaders, and representatives from cultural institutions.

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