FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Haitian Advocates Demand Information as Government Pushes Mining and Tourism

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Haitian Advocates Demand Information as Government Pushes Mining and Tourism Testimony before Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Describes Information Blackout (WASHINGTON, D.C. March 17, 2015)—Today, two Haitian civil society groups, the Justice in Mining Collective and the Megaprojects Observatory, testified to the social, environmental, and political costs of the lack of transparency  More»

Professor Satterthwaite Seeks Summer RAs

Professor Meg Satterthwaite seeks one full-time or two part-time Research Assistants for the summer to assist on research related to human rights. RAs must be NYU law students (LLMs who graduate in May 2015 are eligible). Work will consist of legal and social science research, blue booking and cite-checking, and assistance in organizing research projects  More»

NYU Global Justice Clinic Engages the UPR Process to Seek U.S. Commitment to Compensate those Secretly Detained and Tortured by the CIA

The Global Justice Clinic and the Human Rights Institute at Columbia University are asking foreign states to insist that the United States meet its international legal obligations to compensate those it secretly detained and tortured as part of the CIA’s rendition, detention, and interrogation (RDI) program. At least 119 individuals were detained by the CIA  More»

Call for Papers: International Law and Human Rights Emerging Scholarship Conference

Deadline: Friday, March 13, 2015 The Institute for International Law and Justice and the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice are pleased to announce that submissions are now being accepted for the annual International Law and Human Rights Emerging Scholarship Conference, to be held at NYU School of Law on Friday, April 17, 2015. The conference, open to  More»

World Bank Refuses to Consider Haitian Communities’ Complaint about New Mining Law

        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE World Bank Refuses to Consider Haitian Communities’ Complaint about New Mining Law Complaint Office Recognizes “Legitimate” Concerns, Rejects Complaint on Technical Grounds (NEW YORK, SAN FRANCISCO, PORT-AU-PRINCE Feb. 17, 2015)—Last week, the World Bank Inspection Panel refused to consider a complaint from Haitian communities about the Bank’s support  More»

CHRGJ Announces Transitional Justice and Human Rights Writers Workshop

The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) is pleased to announce its Transitional Justice and Human Rights Writers Workshop. The workshop, which will be held during several brownbag lunches throughout this semester, is designed to provide NYU law students with an informal opportunity to receive constructive feedback from their peers and from CHRGJ  More»

NYU Law Launches Robert L. Bernstein Institute for Human Rights

NEW YORK—January 30, 2015—NYU School of Law is pleased to announce the launch of the Robert L. Bernstein Institute for Human Rights, a research center that will promote scholarship, education, and advocacy on human rights issues in the United States and abroad. Human rights have long been a core focus at the Law School, and  More»

Haitian Communities File Complaint about World Bank-Supported Mining Law

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Haitian Communities File Complaint about World Bank-Supported Mining Law Sound Alarm about Lack of Participation, Environmental and Social Protections (NEW YORK, SAN FRANCISCO, PORT-AU-PRINCE Jan. 7, 2015)—Haitian communities and organizations filed a complaint with the World Bank regarding Bank-supported activities to develop Haiti’s mining sector today.[1]  The complaint alleges  More»