Brazil 20-year public expenditure cap will breach human rights, UN expert warns

Versão em português NEW YORK (9 December 2016) – Government plans to freeze social spending in Brazil for 20 years are entirely incompatible with the country’s human rights obligations, according to Philip Alston, Faculty Chair and Co-Director of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty  More»

Research Assistant Position Available

Professor Ryan Goodman seeks an assistant to research primarily in fields of U.S. national security law and international law involving use of force and armed conflict for the Spring 2017 semester. Must be a matriculated NYU Law student [1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, LLMs welcome to apply]. Apply ASAP by sending a brief 1-2 paragraphs explaining interest  More»

Good news and bad news for persons affected by cholera in Haiti, declares Alston

The United Nations’ ‘new approach’ to its role in bringing cholera to Haiti is an important step in the right direction, according to the UN independent human rights expert whose report  leaked to The New York Times in August and provoked the rethinking of the UN’s six-year long policy of denying all responsibility. “Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s  More»

Philip Alston to give public lectures in London and the Netherlands

On Thursday, December 1, CHRGJ Co-Chair and Faculty Director Philip Alston will give the keynote address at the Limburg Principles and Migration Conference in Maastricht, followed by the Centre for the Study of Human Rights International Human Rights Day Public Lecture at the London School of Economics that evening. On Friday, December 2, Professor Alston will  More»

CEDAW calls Switzerland to account for effects of its tax policies on women’s rights

The UN’s top women’s rights body, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, this past week made tax justice a women’s rights issue in its recommendations to renowned financial secrecy jurisdiction, Switzerland. Prompted by a coalition report and factsheet co-authored by the Global Justice Clinic at NYU School of Law, the Center for  More»

ILHR Fellowship Updates and Reminders

Below are some updates and reminders for students interested in the ILHR Fellowship Program. Interviews Interviews for human rights placements will take place on November 17, 18, 21, and 22. Interviews for ILC placements will take place on November 21 and 22. Students selected for interviews will be notified by Tuesday, November 15, and will  More»

Paid Internship: International Humanitarian Fact-finding Commission

The International Humanitarian Fact-finding Commission (IHFFC) is offering a paid part-time internship to a student who will monitor the relevant work of the United Nations General Assembly and other bodies and provide support to Commissioners upon their visits to New York City. In addition to supporting the NY office for an average of about 4  More»

Alston: UN Lawyers Undermine a Just Solution for the Victims of Cholera in Haiti

New York (25 October 2016) – Philip Alston, UN expert and Faculty Director of NYU’s Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, claimed today that flawed and unfounded legal advice provided by the UN lawyers is preventing the Organization from accepting responsibility for the cholera outbreak that UN peacekeepers caused in Haiti in 2010. “The  More»