Latest from USIP on Human Rights
- May 14, 2013 | Course
Gain essential problem-based learning skills and examine the dilemmas faced in humanitarian and human rights law promotion through the use of case studies and interactive exercises.
- April 10, 2013 | Publication
USIP’s Virginia “Ginny” Bouvier discusses the connection between land, conflict and peace in Colombia.
- March 15, 2013 | Publication
Allegations of detainee mistreatment are not new and remain one of the most controversial aspects of contemporary military operations. The debate has led a number of states to embrace the Copenhagen Process: Principles and Guidelines concerning the taking and handling of detainees.
- February 25, 2013 | Course
Learn how to use Intergroup Dialogue (ID) to engage alienated groups in safe conversation about their identities with the goal of improving understanding, dismantling perceptions of the “other,” and creating alliances that help pave the way to greater intergroup cooperation and peaceful coexistence.
- November 14, 2012 | Publication
Years of brutal conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) continue to cause massive suffering. USIP Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow Carla Ferstman argues why victims of crime, particularly of widespread and systematic violence prevalent in Eastern DRC, are entitled to see their perpetrators prosecuted and how reparations can serve as a catalyst for justice.
- October 7, 2012 | Course
Explore successful humanitarian assistance and longer-term needs for social well-being and development in fragile states. Analyze the links between social well-being—particularly health, education, environmental protection, and refugee needs—and security, governance, rule of law, and economic development.
- October 1, 2012 | Event
USIP convened a discussion of recent developments and international engagement in Somalia featuring Mary Harper, author of the new book "Getting Somalia Wrong? Faith, War and Hope in a Shattered State."
- September 13, 2012 | Publication
Andrew Wilder, director of USIP’s Afghanistan and Pakistan programs, and a panel of leading Afghanistan humanitarian specialists gathered at USIP to examine that country’s entrenched humanitarian problems, “Hidden in Plain Sight: Afghanistan’s Continuing Humanitarian Crisis.”
- August 22, 2012 | Publication
More than nine hundred women were “killed in the name of honor” in Pakistan in 2011, according to a new report by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. In some situations, trained facilitators with the right skills can resolve the disputes and misunderstandings that might otherwise fuel “honor” killings.
- June 28, 2012 | Publication
A group of Iran analysts previewed their latest research findings in a discussion at the U.S. Institute of Peace co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars on June 27, 2012. Drawn from USIP’s Iran Internal Politics Study Group, six scholars looked at the recent dramatic changes in Iran’s political system and offered their take on what these changes mean for the country, its reform movement, and the United States.
- June 26, 2012 | Publication
Former President Mohamed Nasheed spoke at USIP on June 25 at an event co-hosted with the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict on his country’s political challenges, nonviolence and climate change. Learn more about this discussion
- June 25, 2012 | Event
Former President Mohamed Nasheed of the Republic of Maldives will speak at the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) on June 25.
- June 15, 2012 | Event
After Secretary of State Hillary Clinton introduced the QDDR as a major step in elevating development alongside diplomacy as a key pillar of American foreign policy, many non-governmental organizations (NGOs) welcomed the QDDR as the beginning of a better coordinated and more effective approach to global development. USIP and Webster University will host a day of discussion about how the QDDR complements NGO efforts in development, humanitarian relief and conflict management as well as the current challenges and opportunities that result from the QDDR.
- May 22, 2012 | Publication
The co-director of the Academy Award-winning documentary “Saving Face” stresses the importance of telling the stories of ordinary individuals who courageously speak out against human rights abuses.
- May 22, 2012 | Event
On May 22 USIP hosted a special screening of the Oscar-winning documentary “Saving Face,” followed by a conversation with filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy on the documentary, and more broadly on the state of Pakistan’s women and how acid attack violence presents an opportunity for a greater role for women in addressing Pakistan’s challenges.