FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 7, 2015 New Report Calls for Moratorium on Gold Mining in Haiti Warns of Risks to Human Rights and the Environment New York, December 7, 2015—Haiti is ill-prepared to open the country’s territory to gold mining, according to a new report (http://chrgj.org/documents/haiti-mining/) released today by the Global Justice Clinic of NYU More»
(New York—November 11, 2015) The NYU Center for Human Rights and Global Justice today called for the withdrawal of any charges against Hossam Bahgat, a prominent Egyptian human rights activist and journalist, who was detained on Sunday, November 8 and held for two days, apparently in retaliation for an investigative article he wrote concerning the More»
Human Rights to Water and Sanitation As the UN General Assembly continues its deliberations on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, we the undersigned organizations call on UN Member States to further the understanding of these human rights and bring them in line with the realities of implementation. We support the current More»
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. The complaint alleges that the Haitian More»
On June 13, 2012, the Global Justice Clinic at NYU School of Law submitted an amicus curiae to the U.S. Supreme Court in a landmark corporate accountability case, Kiobel v Royal Dutch Petroleum. To read the amicus, please click HERE.