Human Rights Institute
The Human Rights Institute serves as the focal point of international human rights education, scholarship and practice at Columbia Law School. The Institute currently focuses on a number of key themes, and, throughout the year, hosts a wide array of symposia, lectures, and other events to bring practitioners and scholars together.
- Human Rights Clinic supported redrafting of global guidelines for investigating unlawful killings, launched today by OHCHR.
- Please join the Institute for a panel discussion on 'Trump, Transparency, and the Use of Lethal Force' and the launch of the Counterterrorism, Armed Conflict & Human Rights Project's new report on U.S. transparency and the use of lethal force.
- The Institute's Alex Moorehead and NYU's Ryan Goodman explore allegations of detainee abuse by UAE-backed militias in Yemen, and potential U.S. complicity in war crimes.
- Human Rights Clinic joins NGO coalition urging the United Nations Security Council to stand with Yemeni human rights advocates and civil society leaders.
- Responding to U.S. failure to show up at recent Inter-American Commission hearings, HRI joins thirty human and civil rights organizations and dozens of advocates to call on Secretary Tillerson to prioritize U.S. leadership within OAS, and to constructively engage with Inter-American Commission.
- Students present new academic work at inaugural Columbia Law School Human Rights Student Paper Symposium.
- Registration is open for the Bringing Human Rights Home Lawyers' Network May 19th CLE/symposium: "Localizing Human Rights in the New Era: Strategies for State and Local Implementation ofHuman Rights in the United States."
- Judge Theodor Meron discusses international criminal tribunals at Columbia Law School.
- Faculty co-director Sarah Knuckey Wins 2017 Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching.
- Human Rights Institute and Clinic collaborate with advocates to launch new blog series on mental health and human rights.
- Faculty co-director Sarah Knuckey on actions the Trump administration has taken that violate, undermine, or seriously risk harming human rights around the world.
- Faculty co-director Sarah Knuckey calls on Barrick Gold to condemn violent evictions near Porgera Mine.
- The Institute announces the inaugural Columbia Law School Human Rights Student Paper Symposium.
- Faculty co-director Sarah Knuckey quoted by Vice on continuing human rights abuses by police forces near Barrick Gold's Papua New Guinea mine.
- Applications now being accepted for Human Rights Institute summer research assistants and interns.
- The Institute's JoAnn Ward on the hypocrisy in the failure of the U.S. to show up to U.S. hearings at the Inter-American Commission.
- Faculty co-director Sarah Cleveland serves as co-rapporteur on Venice Commission opinion on pending constitutional amendments in Turkey.
- Human Rights Clinic student, Kate Berry '18, talks to Huffington Post about impact of travel ban on mental health research in Yemen.
- Human Rights Institute's Trump Human Rights Tracker listed as one of the best websites to track Trump’s legal changes.
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