Alyson Zureick (JD ’14) wins CHRGJ’s 2014 Global Justice Emerging Scholar Essay Prize

Alyson Zureick presents “(En)gendering Suffering: Denial of Abortion as a Form of Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment” at the 11th annual Emerging Human Rights Scholarship Conference.

CHRGJ is proud to congratulate Alyson Zureick as the winner of its 2014 Global Justice Emerging Scholar Essay Prize. Zureick receives this award for her outstanding research and scholarship on the paper she submitted to the Center’s Emerging Human Rights Scholarship Conference, held in March 2014. That paper, “(En)gendering Suffering: Denial of Abortion as a Form of Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment” contains an unprecedented examination of emerging developments in the intersection of human rights law and reproductive rights law in the European Court of Human Rights, the U.N. Human Rights Committee, and the U.N. Committee Against Torture. Zureick’s painstaking analysis argues that these bodies should increase reliance on gender-sensitive factors and fully recognize women’s pain and suffering, while carefully describing the complexities of emerging norms in international human rights law.

We would also like to congratulate all of this year’s student scholars, whose excellent papers generated a constructive and dynamic discussion at the March Conference.  CHRGJ looks forward to the 2015 Emerging Human Rights Scholarship Conference, and encourages all NYU law students to submit their work for consideration.

About the Conference: The CHRGJ Emerging Human Rights Scholarship Conference is part of the International Law and Human Rights Student Scholarship Conference (NYU) which is co-hosted by the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) and the Institute for International Law and Justice (IILJ). Now in its eleventh year, the conference provides a unique opportunity for NYU School of Law JD, LLM, and JSD students to receive substantive feedback on their human rights scholarship from experts in the field.

In 2013, CHRGJ began awarding one student from the conference its new Global Justice Emerging Scholar Essay Prize for the best paper on human rights.  Last year’s winning paper by CHRGJ Scholar Emily Kenney was published in the NYU Journal for International Law & Politics (JILP).