CHRGJ Co-Publishes Toolkit on Data Visualization for Human Rights

An Introduction to Data Visualization for Human Rights: Toolkit Now Available Using data visualization can improve the effectiveness of human rights work that involves data. In particular, combining data and visuals in the promotion of human rights enables advocates to harness the power of both statistics and narrative. Visualizing data can facilitate audiences’ understanding of  More»

UN Poverty Expert to Visit Ghana; Calls for Submissions from Civil Society

On January 23, Philip Alston, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights and Faculty Director and Co-Chair of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, announced that he will be conducting an official country visit to Ghana on 9-18 April 2018 to examine the situation relating to people living in  More»

Call for Papers: International Law and Human Rights Emerging Scholarship Conference

Call for Papers: 15th Annual International Law and Human Rights Emerging Scholarship Conference   Conference Dates: April 19-20, 2018 Deadline for Submissions of Draft Papers: Friday, March 9, 2018 The Institute for International Law and Justice and the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice are pleased to announce that submissions are now being accepted for the 15th Annual  More»

UN Poverty Expert: “American Dream is rapidly becoming American Illusion”

WASHINGTON, D.C. / GENEVA (15 December 2017) – The United States, one of the world’s richest nations and the “land of opportunity”, is fast becoming a champion of inequality, according to Professor Philip Alston, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights and Faculty Co-Director and Co-Chair of the Center for Human  More»

Alston Delivers Keynote Address at UN Accountability Workshop

(NEW YORK, 22 November 2017) Watch CHRGJ Faculty Director and Co-Chair Philip Alston’s keynote address, The Strengths and Weaknesses of External Accountability, delivered at the UN Accountability and International Law Experts Workshop at Seton Hall Law School on October 17, 2017.   In his capacity as UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Alston has  More»

UN Expert on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights Announces US States to Be Visited

NEW YORK (22 November 2017) – United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Professor Philip Alston, will undertake a human rights fact-finding visit to the United States from 1 to 15 December 2017 to investigate government efforts to eradicate poverty in the country, and how this relates to the United States’ obligations  More»

Legal Scholars Support TPS Extension for Haiti and El Salvador

(NEW YORK, 20 November 2017)  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  More»

CHRGJ Briefs Top UN Women’s Rights Body on Tax, Tax Abuse, and Gender Equality

(GENEVA, 10 November, 2017) 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, today hosted a closed briefing on Tax Systems, Tax Abuse, and Women’s Rights in Geneva with the  More»

CHRGJ Launches American Poverty and Human Rights Series

American Poverty and Human Rights: A Center for Human Rights and Global Justice Series (NEW YORK, November 9, 2017) 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  More»