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»

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»