Friday, July 30, 2021

ISHR is pleased to release our 2020-2021 Annual Report this week. The report covers the diverse programming and activities that the institution oversaw in the last year. 

Find the full report here.

Friday, July 2, 2021

Elazar Barkan will be stepping down as Executive Director of the Institute on June 30th and on behalf of faculty, staff, students, and affiliates, ISHR would like to thank him for his many contributions. Professor Barkan joined the Institute in 2006 as Co-director and continued to lead as Director starting in 2008.

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Today the Institute for the Study of Human Rights celebrates Juneteenth. Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in all 50 states. Although President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1st, 1863, it was not read to enslaved people in Texas until two and a half years later, on June 19th, 1865. On this day, Union soldiers alerted enslaved people in Galveston, Texas that the war was over and they were free. June 19th is sometimes referred to as “Juneteenth Independence Day,” “Freedom Day,” or “Emancipation Day”.

Friday, June 18, 2021

ISHR would like to congratulate Inga Winkler on her new position as Associate Professor in International Human Right Law at the Central European University in Vienna. Professor Winkler joined ISHR in 2016 as one of our first two full-time lecturers. In addition to advising students and serving as Director of Undergraduate Studies, she taught International Human Rights Law, the Human Rights Senior Seminar, the Human Rights Thesis Seminar, UN Human Rights Bodies, Socio-Economic Rights, and Menstruation, Gender and Rights.

Friday, June 4, 2021

ISHR launched a new fellowship opportunity - the Human Rights Research Fellowship - which provides funding to students who wish to gain valuable research experience, while supporting the work of Columbia faculty conducting human rights-related research. Human rights students across Columbia received a research fellowship to support faculty in the departments of Political Science (Barnard and Columbia), History (Barnard College), the Center on Sustainable Investment (Columbia Law School), Peace and Human Rights Education (Teachers College).