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»

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

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 and role plays. The 2017 simulation will take place in Georgia, the first time in the competition’s history it will  More»

UN Experts Concerned about Jailed Mauritanian Human Rights Defenders

On Wednesday, October 19, 2016, CHRGJ Faculty Director and Co-Chair Philip Alston joined fellow UN experts in expressing serious concern that Mauritanian activists jailed for their alleged role in a protest against forced evictions in Nouakchott are being targeted by the Government for their anti-slavery advocacy. Alston is UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights. The  More»

Human Rights Student Scholars Program: Call for Applications

The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) is accepting applications for its new Human Rights Student Scholars program. All currently enrolled NYU law students are eligible to apply. The program has two main components: Student Scholars will contribute to the Center’s research projects as paid research assistants, while also working on their own  More»

Burundi: UN Investigation Urges Strong Action in Response to Gross, Widespread, and Systematic Human Rights Violations

On September 20, 2016 the UN Independent Investigation on Burundi (UNIIB) published its final report. The investigation was headed by three independent experts, among them NYU Law Professor Pablo de Greiff, CHRGJ’s Transitional Justice Project Director and UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence. The report describes “abundant  More»