Over the last decade, the Center has made a name for itself in providing legal analyses that inform policy debates and advocacy efforts, as much as challenging the boundaries of discourse around human rights practices and theories. Although the Center enjoys a unique position at the confluence of the NGO, INGO, advocacy, legal, and academic communities, its primary purpose is to foster and produce cutting-edge scholarship on human rights issues, both within the law school setting among its students, scholars, and staff, and beyond in the larger community of practitioners and scholars.

As it continues to expand its role as a leader in producing human rights scholarship, the Center also increasingly benefits from both the diverse areas of expertise its faculty is known for, and an ever-growing range of visiting scholars, students, and guests that it continually engages here at NYU School of Law. We invite you to peruse opportunities to contribute to this growing body of work by examining the many options for engagement featured in the Opportunities section of this website.

The categories below will direct you to scholarship produced by the Center’s Faculty Directors, staff, visiting fellows, interns, and students. Books and articles both offer a straightforward guide to scholarship written or edited by the Center’s staff and affiliates (in reverse chronological order), whereas the more general documents showcases past Center and Clinic reports, as well as occasional papers and statements, and the CHRGJ Working Paper series, which was retired in 2010. Please note that Articles also includes book chapters.

If you are interested in participating in our Initiative on Human Rights Fact-Finding, Methods, and Evidence or are a former affiliate of the Center and wish to highlight new scholarship on our site, please contact our Executive Director.