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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

While this year marks the 20th anniversary of the Declaration on Human Rights Defenders, a global crisis is unfolding. The rapid expansion of development projects on indigenous lands without their consent is driving a drastic increase in violence and legal harassment against Indigenous Peoples.

Symposium video now available!
Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Language is “the very essence that makes a nation of people who they are,” declared Clara Soaring Hawk, Deer Clan Chief of the Ramapough Lenape Nation, in her opening remarks of the Global Justice for Indigenous Languages Symposium. “The reason you are here is to fight to keep the languages – the Indigenous languages – alive.

Binalakshmi Nepram Calls for Increased Indigenous Participation in SDGs
Thursday, July 26, 2018

Human rights activist and Institute for the Study of Human Rights Visiting Scholar Binalakshmi Nepram spoke on behalf of World's Indigenous Peoples' Major Group at the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the United Nations on July 11, 2018.

Binalakshmi Nepram
Friday, July 13, 2018

Congratulations to human rights activist and Institute for the Study of Human Rights Visiting Scholar Binalakshmi Nepram on being selected for Verve Magazine’s 2018 (Em)Power List.

Elsa Stamatopoulou Discusses Cultural Heritage as a Human Right
Monday, June 11, 2018

In March 2018, Columbia University’s Italian Academy sponsored a symposium titled Threatened Heritage: Bears Ears, Chaco and Beyond, which explored the implications – social, archaeological, environmental, spiritual, historical, artistic and legal – of the current threats to Bears Ears National Monument and Chaco Canyon.

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