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.

by Ulia Popova, Visiting Scholar at Columbia University
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
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.