UN  Expert on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights to Visit United States in December

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, NYU School of Law Professor Philip Alston, will be undertaking an official visit to the United States on December 4-15, 2017, at the invitation of the U.S. government. His visit will focus on the links between poverty and the realization of human rights, in accordance with his mandate.

All interested parties in the United States, includng NGOs, activists, academics, and others working on issues related to poverty and human rights, are invited to provide input for the preparation of this upcoming visit by October 4, 2017.

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Photo: Philip Alston during a country visit to Mauritania in May 2016.

CHRGJ Invites Applications for its Transitional Justice Leadership Program

For the sixth year, CHRGJ will offer NYU Law students program the opportunity to apply for the Transitional Justice Leadership Program.

The Transitional Justice Leadership Program, developed in consultation with prominent figures in the transitional justice field, provides an opportunity for LLM and JD students to engage with CHRGJ’s Transitional Justice Project through coursework, scholarship, and internships.

Applications to the Transitional Justice Leadership Program are due by Friday, August 11, 2017. Selected candidates will be notified by Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

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