Announcements

Call for Applications: 2017-2018 ILHR Fellowship Program

The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018  International Law and Human Rights (ILHR) Fellowship Program. CHRGJ coordinates the ILHR Fellowship Program with the Institute for International Law and Justice and the support of the Public Interest Law Center. Applications are due by Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. (noon). The ILHR Fellowship Program consists  More»

Human Rights Scholars Program: Call for Applications

The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) is accepting applications for its Human Rights Scholars program. The program offers currently enrolled NYU law students the opportunity to contribute to the Center’s activities as research assistants and to undertake independent writing projects under the guidance of CHRGJ faculty and staff. Applications will be considered on a  More»

Faculty Co-Chair Meg Satterthwaite Co-Authors Guide to Human Rights Law Teaching

NEW YORK (September 11, 2017) Professor Meg Satterthwaite, director of the Global Justice Clinic and faculty co-chair of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, co-authored a guide to human rights law teaching with Sarah Paoletti and Amos Toh, with contributions from Davida Finger and Meetali Jain. This is the sixth volume of the  More»

CHRGJ Announces the 2017-2018 Transitional Justice Scholars

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. CHRGJ’s Transitional Justice Project is led by NYU School of Law Senior Fellow Pablo de Greiff, who concurrently serves  More»

Global Justice Clinic Calls for Transparency in the Development of Haiti’s Mining Sector

On July 24th, the Haitian media reported that Senator Hervé Fourcand submitted a draft mining law to Parliament for its consideration.  This law has not been made available to the public despite repeated requests made by GJC collaborator, the Kolektif Jistis Min (KJM), a collective of Haitian social movement organizations that support communities affected by metal mining.   More»

Philip Alston Discusses the Future of Human Rights at the Human Rights Funders Network Annual Conference

CHRGJ Faculty Director & Co-Chair Philip Alston participated in the opening plenary discussion for the Human Rights Funders Network’s annual conference on July 11, 2017. Professor Alston weighed in on the shifting political landscape, its implications for human rights, and the role of human rights funders. He was joined by Laura Garcia, Executive Director, Semillas  More»

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,  More»

Power shortages in Gaza deepening the humanitarian crisis, say UN rights experts

GENEVA (12 July 2017) – Longstanding power shortages in Gaza have deepened the humanitarian crisis with hospitals in precarious conditions, water shortages growing, and untreated sewage being dumped into the Mediterranean, United Nations independent human rights experts* today warned. These experts included Philip Alston, Faculty Chair and Co-Director of the Center for Human Rights and  More»