Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Institute (HRI) hosted a fact-finding
visit by officials in the Obama administration earlier this year. State Department representatives spent the day touring public housing locations in Harlem and speaking with human rights advocates at the Law School. Discussions focused primarily on housing, as well as on education, health, employment, and
The consultation trip was part of the United Nations’ Universal Periodic Review, which requires member nations to submit reports to the Human Rights Council.