David L. Phillips Remarks to People’s Tribunal on Turkey and the Kurds
Thursday, March 15, 2018

David L. Phillips delivered a statement to People’s Tribunal on Turkey and the Kurds in Paris on March 16, 2018 asserting the The Turkish National Intelligence Agency (MIT) established an infrastructure to support terrorist organizations. MIT support included weapons transfers, logistical support,  financial assistance, and  the provision of medical services. Assistance was provided to al-Nusra, Ahrar al-Sham and other jihadists who joined the Islamic State after the U.S. failed to intervene when Syria used chemical weapons against insurgents in Ghouta (21 August 2013).

By Olivia Heffernan
Monday, March 5, 2018
Spring 2018
Monday, March 5, 2018

The Indigenous Peoples Rights Program at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights is organizing the following events this coming Spring, in collaboration with other Columbia departments as well as with Indigenous and other organizations.


Indigenous Women Leaders at Columbia: a Three-day Seminar

11-13 April 2018

Organized in collaboration with the International Indigenous Women’s Forum and Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute.


International Symposium on Environmental Violence Against Indigenous Women

14-15 April 2018

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The Institute for the Study of Human Rights congratulates Turkish human rights defender Murat Çelikkan being named Civil Rights Defender of the Year.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Something extraordinary is happening in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) of Bangladesh, something worse that other times, with alleged rape and abduction of girls by police, attacks on the family of the traditional chief and continuing traumatization and insecurity of the two Marma sisters.

The International CHT Commission just issued a statement on February 18 via the CHT Commission website.