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»

Summer Internships with Global Justice Clinic and UN Special Rapporteurs

  The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU Law is seeking additional interns for its summer legal internship program. Placements are with the Global Justice Clinic and either the Transitional Justice or the Extreme Poverty project, led by the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to truth, justice, reparations, and guarantees of non-recurrence  More»

CHRGJ Job Announcement: Program Manager

  The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice is seeking a full-time Program Manager to start immediately. This position is based in New York City. About the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) CHRGJ was created in 2002 as a hub for human rights study, research, and practice at NYU School of  More»

CHRGJ Seeks Consultant for Extreme Poverty and Human Rights Project

Consultant, Extreme Poverty and Human Rights Project Application Deadline: December 31, 2016 Philip Alston, John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law and Faculty Director and Co-Chair of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ), is seeking to hire a Consultant for CHRGJ’s Extreme Poverty and Human Rights Project, which provides assistance to Professor Alston’s  More»

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»

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»