Over 50 law professors and scholars signed a letter addressed to Elaine Duke, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, requesting extensions of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti and El Salvador. The letter, drafted by the Global Justice Clinic and the Immigrant Rights Clinic at NYU School of Law, outlines the strong legal basis for granting these extensions and encourages Acting Secretary Duke to exercise her statutory authority and extend TPS for each nation for eighteen months.
The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, together with coalition partners the Center for Economic and Social Rights, the Tax Justice Network, IWRAW-AP, and Professor Kathleen Lahey of Queens University Faculty of Law, hosted a closed briefing on Tax Systems, Tax Abuse, and Women’s Rights in Geneva with the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women. This briefing comes on the heels of the Paradise Papers leak, the latest in a long line of revelations of abusive tax practices through which wealthy individuals and corporations take advantage of a global network of financial secrecy jurisdictions to deprive states of public tax revenues essential to realizing human rights.
Against the backdrop of the December 2017 visit to the United States by the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice has launched a series this fall to explore some of the most salient and distinctive elements of American poverty and their multiple and intersecting impacts on human rights.
Through events ranging from lectures and panel discussions to expert roundtables and consultations held throughout the 2017-2018 academic year, CHRGJ aims to foster dialogue on a broad range of topics and examine whether human rights law, institutions, and discourse can enhance our understanding of poverty in the United States and contribute toward finding solutions. Read more here.