Current News at the Institute

Nvard Margaryan, Armenia
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

2016 Advocate Nvard Margaryan, Chair of PINK Armenia, is highlighed in a recently released video featurette by Human Rights First as part of their continuing Voices for Equality series.

Monday, July 24, 2017

ISHR is pleased to welcome the 2017 Human Rights Advocates to Columbia University. This year marks the 29th class of the Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP).

Advocates from seven different countries make up the 2017 class. Since its inception in 1989, a total of 317 human rights advocates from nearly 90 countries have attended HRAP.

Monday, July 17, 2017

2016 HRAP alumnus Aehshatou Manu of Cameroon participated in the  annual session of the United Nations' Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP) held in Geneva in July 2017.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Elsadig Elsheikh, a 2009 HRAP alumnus, co-authored a new report on global migration titled Moving Targets: An Analysis of Global Forced Migration.

Monday, July 10, 2017

The networking that takes place during the Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) continues even after the program ends.

Between 1989 and 2016, a total of 317 human rights advocates from 88 countries attended HRAP. The many alumni and friends of the program make up a growing and active network around the world. Members of the HRAP community continue to meet and support one another far beyond their time at Columbia University.