This year’s symposium, Sovereign and Sacred: Indigenous Rights and Environmental Justice, will focus on indigenous rights and environmental justice. With a series of panels and distinguished speakers, we will examine various indigenous groups’ issues from land rights, sovereignty, and more. We hope you can join us for another exciting symposium from April 7th-10th, 2015. If […]
Come join CORD and Students of Africa for a screening of ‘The Hazda: Last of the First.’ The film documents the Hazda, the last remaining hunter-gatherers who live in the Rift Valley, and is a call to action to establish a protective land corridor. Pizza will be served!
On October 2nd 2014, the United States partially lifted its ban on weapons sales to Vietnam, citing progress in Vietnamese human rights and a need to defend Vietnam’s territorial claims in the South China Sea. While the public lauded this announcement, human rights organizations condemned it, citing continuing assaults on freedom of expression in Vietnam, […]CONTINUE READING →
In light of the recent resurgence of measles in the United States, debate has broken out over the importance of vaccinations. In many parts of the world, the topic is less about the ethics of these health interventions and freedom of choice than giving groups access to these life-saving treatments. In 2011 in Tanzania there […]CONTINUE READING →
The concept of human security is a recent development in security policy that involves national and international legislation and human rights. At its core, human security embraces freedom from fear and freedom from want. Increasing security measures tends to overlap with the goals of human rights, specifically in the economic, environmental, and health impacts on […]CONTINUE READING →
Last week, fifteen members of Peru’s National Police along with several members of Securitas, the private security service of Yanacocha Mine in Peru, broke into a small home built of mud and straw near the mine. Inside, Máxima Acuña Chaupe huddled with her husband, Jaime Chaupe, who attempted to photograph the terrifying scene using a […]CONTINUE READING →