Institute for the Study of Human Rights
Friday, January 12, 2018
Institute for the Study for Human Rights
Sunday, December 3, 2017
David L.
Institute for the Study of Human Rights
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

A new report from Columbia University’s David L. Phillips criticizes the EU-mediated dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia, and recommends a more robust and collaborative role for the EU and United States.

Implementation Review of the Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue proposes a new format for international mediation. It suggests a deadline of 18 months to conclude negotiations. An EU Monitoring Mission would report on progress. If either party obstructs, the EU would suspend its mediation and freeze EU funds. Serbia’s negotiations to become a member of the EU would be calibrated to progress in the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue. “No progress, no chapters” is the guiding principle.

Institute for the Study of Human Rights
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
On August 21‐22, 2017, Columbia University hosted a regional consultation for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to identify gaps in the works of the United Nations Treaty Body System and to offer recommendations for how to improve the effectiveness of individual treaty bodies, or the System as a whole. The Consultation was organized to prepare for the 2020 United Nations Treaty Body review set out in General Assembly Resolution 68/268 (2014). The two‐day discussion was co‐facilitated by the Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia Global Freedom of Expression, the Institute for the Study of Human Rights, and the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, with the support of the Columbia Global Center in Amman.
Friday, June 16, 2017
Institute for the Study of Human Rights
Friday, June 2, 2017
On June 1-2, 2017, Columbia University hosted a regional consultation for North America regarding reforms to the United Nations (UN) treaty body system contained in General Assembly Resolution 68/268 (2014) and its proposals for strengthening the UN treaty body system. The consultation brought together 28 experts on human rights from academia and civil society, many with experience working with the UN and regional human rights systems.
Institute for the Study of Human Rights
Thursday, April 6, 2017

The 2016 report for ISHR’s Human Rights Summer Program, developed in conjunction with the School of Professional Studies. The program emphasizes the interaction between human rights theory and practice and offers students the opportunity to explore human rights both inside and outside the classroom. 

David L.
Program on Peace-building and Rights
Monday, April 3, 2017

An April 5, 2017, David L. Phillips, Director of the Program on Peace-building and Rights, provided testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affair regarding the deterioration of democracy in Turkey. This document is the full written testimony submitted to Congress. 

Monday, March 6, 2017

Balkan Crossroads is a compilation of essays by graduate students and post-doctoral candidates at Panteion University (Athens) and Ss. Cyril and Methodius University (Skopje). The publication is part of a shared history project involving students and faculty from both countries.

Institute for the Study of Human Rights
Wednesday, March 1, 2017