A Review of Professors Alston and Satterthwaite’s Presentation at ASIL Panel on “The Future of Human Rights Fact-finding” By Hope Lewis Will the human rights movement benefit from innovation, technological improvements, and social media, or will these developments imply new challenges for human rights monitoring and analysis instead? According to a recent ASIL panel on “The Future of Human Rights Fact-Finding,” the answer, of course, is “both.” The stimulating panel attracted a  More»

Philip Alston and Group of Experts Release Final Recommendations after Evaluating Taiwan’s Human Rights Record

Taiwan’s Human Rights Review: Concluding Observations and Recommendations At the end of February 20013, NYU School of Law Professor Philip Alston was one of a ten-person group of independent experts asked to review the Government of Taiwan’s compliance with the two most important international human rights treaties—the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and  More»

Jayne Huckerby Recruited to Launch Duke Human Rights Clinic

Former CHRGJ Research Director (2006-11) Jayne Huckerby has been recruited by Duke Law School to launch the school’s first-ever human rights clinic. Huckerby–who is also an NYU School of Law LLM Alum, (’04)–has in recent years risen to prominence as one of the world’s foremost experts on the gendered impacts of  U.S. counter-terrorism, an area  More»

Professor Margaret Satterthwaite to Participate in Global Consultation on Governance and the Post-2015 Framework (Feb 28-Mar 1)

Professor Margaret Satterthwaite will be one of several academic participants at the global thematic consultation on governance and the post-2015 framework, being held in Midrand, South Africa this week (February 28th-March 1st). This is an open and inclusive forum for civil society, policy makers, government officials, donors, UN staff and all other stakeholders to discuss the scope  More»

Professor Philip Alston to Serve on First-ever Human Rights Review Panel of Taiwan (Feb 24-Mar 1)

At the end of February 2013, the government of Taiwan will conduct the first international human rights review of its implementation of the two principal human rights treaties, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural rights (ICESCR). Professor Jerome Cohen, Co-Director of NYU School of Law’s U.S.-Asia Law  More»

Professor Smita Narula to Deliver Keynote Address at NASALSA Conference (Feb 15)

Professor Smita Narula will deliver the keynote address at tonight’s North American South Asian Law Student Association’s annual conference. Her speech will kick off NASALSA’s two-day annual conference, being hosted at Columbia. For more information or to register to attend, please see: http://nasalsa.org/2013-conference/