RightsViews is an ongoing conversation about developments in the human rights field amongst students and faculty at Columbia University. It is a forum for opinion pieces, individual research, and perspectives from the field on a wide range of subjects related to human rights theory, practice and policy. It is published by the Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR) and is managed by our graduate student editors. You can read more about our editors here. We also feature posts by a wide variety of guest contributors, including practitioners and scholars from other institutions, participants in our Human Rights Advocates Program, ISHR interns and representatives from affiliated organizations inside and outside of Columbia.

We hope this will become a participatory forum, where contributors can learn from our readers. We encourage discussion and debate through comments, questions, suggestions, resources, etc. posted in the ‘Comments’ field of any of our posts.

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