Current News at the Institute

By Jessica Pierson
Friday, October 27, 2017

On October 16th, Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights hosted a panel discussion about inequalities in the Sustainable Development Goals. The event launched a special issue of the International Journal of Human Rights on the “Sustainable Development Goals and Human Rights: A Critical Early Review,” co-edited by Inga Winkler and Carmel Williams. The panel consisted of Margaret L.

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.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

ISHR welcomes news of the release of Turkish human rights advocate, journalist, and 2012 Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability (AHDA) Fellow Murat Çelikkan from prison on Saturday, October 21, 2017.

Çelikkan was sentenced to 1 year and 6 months in prison in Turkey for participating in the Editors-in-Chief on Watch campaign for Özgür Gündem daily, a newspaper that was closed through a statutory decree issued under Turkey's State of Emergency.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Program of ISHR has been informed of a call for help launched by United Confederation of Taíno People to help community members in Puerto Rico.

Category 4 Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico just days after it was already suffering from the impacts of Hurricane Irma. The people of Borikén (Puerto Rico) are now living through the largest natural disaster that the island has faced in nearly a century.

Two new articles co-authored by ISHR's Joanne Bauer
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

In September, ISHR's Business and Human Rights Program director Joanne Bauer and Liz Umlas, Senior Fellow of the Croatan Institute, published two articles looking at the human rights considerations of certified B Corporations and benefit corporations, a relatively new form of social enterprise.