Announcing “Human Rights Destabilized: Critical Perspectives on the Commission on Unalienable Rights”

October 31, 2019

The Columbia Human Rights Law Review is pleased to announce the launch of a HRLR Online essay series examining the human rights implications of President Trump and Secretary Pompeo’s Commission on Unalienable Rights.

Established in July 2019, the Commission purports to review the United States’ understanding of the scope of recognized human rights. This move was met with immediate concern that the Commission will undermine, rather than bolster, fundamental rights. With this series, HRLR Online seeks to provide a range of perspectives on the Commission’s impact on global human rights norms and discourse. For more details, read our press release here.

HRLR Alumnae Selected for Supreme Court Clerkships

August 30, 2019

Beatrice Franklin ’14 and Sarah Hartman Sloan ’16 will serve as law clerks to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, former faculty advisor to the journal, and retired Justice John Paul Stevens. Read more here. 

Announcing the Relaunch of the Trump Human Rights Tracker

August 10, 2019

After two years of a seemingly endless barrage of human rights violations by the Trump Administration, HRLR has redesigned the Trump Human Rights Tracker to be a more modern, efficient and user-friendly website. See the new website here.

Announcing HRLR’s 2019-20 Editorial Board

August 9, 2019

The Columbia Human Rights Law Review is proud to announce its incoming 2019-2020 Editorial Board. See the incoming board at our Editorial Board page.

On behalf of the entire outgoing editorial board, we congratulate the new board and are excited to see the contributions they will make to the Columbia Human Rights Law Review and A Jailhouse Lawyer’s Manual. It has been an honor to serve on the board this year.