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»

ICC Moot Court Competition: Call for Applications

The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice is accepting applications for the NYU Team that will compete in the International Criminal Court (ICC) Moot Court Competition.  Regional rounds will be held at Pace Law School on March 16-18, 2018. Qualifying teams will advance to the finals and argue before ICC judges in The Hague from  More»

Extraordinary Conditions in Haiti Make Deporting Thousands from the U.S. Unsafe

  New Global Justice Clinic Report Urges 18-Month Extension of Temporary Protected Status for Haitians Haiti is not ready to accommodate the return of thousands of Haitians living in the United States with Temporary Protected Status (TPS), according to Extraordinary Conditions: A Statutory Analysis of Haiti’s Qualifications for TPS, a report released today by the  More»

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»