Congratulations to Jean Pictet and Clara Barton International Humanitarian Law Competition Teams

Tweet NYU’s teams have been selected to participate in the Jean-Pictet Competition on International Humanitarian Law and the Clara Barton International Humanitarian Law Competition. The competitions are a week-long training event on IHL, consisting in “taking law out of the books”, by simulations and role plays, allowing the Competition juries to evaluate teams’ theoretical knowledge  More»

Call for Applications: ILHR Fellowship with the International Law Commission

Tweet Applications have been invited for one additional ILHR LLM Fellow which will include an internship at the International Law Commission. Applications are due by noon on Monday, February 8. For more information, contact Tish Armstrong. The spring seminar program for ILHR Fellows seeks to prepare them for program internships.  Scheduling of the seminars is  More»

Innovative Lab Launched to Strengthen Human Rights Work

Tweet Joint Initiative of Columbia and NYU Law Schools, Human Rights Watch (New York, February 2, 2016) — A new joint effort will serve as an incubator for innovation in human rights research, the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU School of Law (CHRGJ), Human Rights Watch, and the Columbia Law School Human Rights  More»

International Organizations Clinic Releases Report on the Review of the SDGs Under the High-Level Political Forum

Tweet Earlier this month, the International Organizations Clinic, led by Grainne de Burca and Angelina Fisher, released a report, commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme, regarding the review of the SDGs under the high-level political forum. The Outcome Document of the United Nations Summit for the Adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda, which  argues  More»

New Report Reveals U.S. Out of Step with International Law on Police Use of Force; Urges UN Experts to Address Police Violence Against Black Americans

Tweet The Global Justice Clinic at NYU School of Law (GJC) and Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights today released a Joint Submission to the UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, analyzing the excessive and discriminatory use of force by police against Black Americans under international human rights law. The submission’s release  More»

“Decrease in remittances to Somalia may severely affect the human rights of people living in the country” says UN Special Rapporteur Philip Alston

Tweet Counter-terrorism measures threaten money sent home by Somali diaspora, UN rights experts warn GENEVA (18 January 2016) – The vital flow of remittances from diaspora countries into Somalia is under threat as a result of necessary, but inadequately thought-through counter-terrorism measures. United Nations human rights experts have warned that the measures risk severely affecting  More»

Arusha Accords are being violated, says Jacqueline Murekatete

Tweet On Friday December 4, CHRGJ, together with the African Students Union at NYU, the Law Students for Human Rights and the Association for African Development, organized a panel discussion on the current events in Burundi. President Nkirunziza’s plan to hold onto power through a contested third mandate has incited massive societal protests recently. According  More»

Global Fellowships for New York University School of Law Now Available for the 2016-2017 Academic Year

New York University School of Law is currently accepting applications for the Global Fellows Program Deadline: January 11, 2016                    Tweet The Global Fellows Program offers an opportunity for academics, practitioners, government officials and post-doctoral scholars from around the world to spend a semester or academic year in residence at NYU School of Law.  The principal  More»