Current News at the Institute

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

By Olivia Heffernan
Monday, March 5, 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.

By David L. Phillips
Wednesday, February 14, 2018