CHRGJ Summer Legal Internship: Call for Applications

The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU School of Law is currently accepting applications for its full-time 10-week summer legal internship program, which will run from June 4, 2018 to August 10, 2018. Applications are due November 1, 2017. The Center houses the Global Justice Clinic, the Just Security online forum, and two UN  More»

Jean-Pictet IHL Competition: Call for Applications to NYU Team

The application deadline for membership in the 2018 NYU Team has been extended to Monday, October 23, 2017 at 5:00 pm. The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice is accepting applications for membership on the NYU Team to the Jean-Pictet Competition on International Humanitarian Law, a week-long training event on IHL that consists of simulations  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»

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»

NYU Law Team Wins Honors at 2017 Jean-Pictet Competition

The NYU Law Jean-Pictet Competition Team argued its way to the finals of the  2017 Jean-Pictet Competition on International Humanitarian Law held in Borjomi, Georgia this spring. After being selected to compete in Georgia by the Comité pour le Concours Jean-Pictet, the NYU Law team won its English-speaking group and went on to compete in the finals  More»

CHRGJ Urges UN Security Council to Protect Yemeni Human Rights Advocates

On May 5, 2017, the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice and the Global Justice Clinic joined a group of prominent human rights and civil liberties organizations in signing an open letter to UN Security Council ambassadors raising serious concerns about intimidation and harassment of human rights defenders in Yemen. The organizations expressed concern about  More»

Paid Position: Summer RA, Law and Policy of Extrajudicial Executions

Professors Philip Alston (NYU) and Sarah Knuckey (Columbia) jointly seek a summer Research Assistant to conduct research and writing for an edited text on the law and policy of extrajudicial executions and the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions. A commitment to human rights and excellent organizational and writing skills are essential.  More»

Philip Alston to Speak at ASIL Annual Meeting in DC

CHRGJ Co-Chair and Faculty Director Philip Alston will be speaking at two events during this year’s Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law (ASIL), held from April 12 to April 15, 2017 in Washington, D.C. As part of the Hudson Medal Luncheon, Professor Alston will appear alongside honoree Georges Abi-Saab of the Graduate  More»