Current News at the Institute

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Bakary Tandia, a graduate of the 2010 Human Rights Advocates Program, recently coordinated the New York visit of Biram Dah Abeid, the president of the Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement in Mauritania, who was named as one of TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world.

U Aung Myo Min of Myanmar Awarded Schuman Award
Monday, April 10, 2017

ISHR congratulates 1993 Advocate U Aung Myo Min of Equality Myanmar  who was awarded the first Schuman Award by the European Union in Myanmar for his " outstanding merits in promoting equality, non-discrimination and human rights" in the country.

The award was also granted to posthously to Burmese lawyer U Ko Ni and Daw Ja Nan Lahtaw, director of the Shalom Foundation.

Photojournalist Daniella Zalcman Discusses Canadian Residential Schools
Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Documentary photographer Daniella Zalcman discussed her project Signs of Your Identity, a series of composite portraits created to document the legacy of Canada’s Indian residential schools, at Columbia University on March 30, 2017.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

In honor of International Women's Day, HIVOS East Africa highlighted 2014 Advocate Esther Adhiambo.

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.