promoting innovative ideas and practices.

The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice is a leading action-research hub that contributes to the global human rights project through scholarship, education, field building, advocacy, and legal practice. Across a wide range of issue areas and projects, we collaborate closely with partners from diverse geographies and disciplines on the new ideas, practices, and strategies that are needed to address existential challenges to human rights and global justice.

reimagining human rights for the twenty-first century.

We nurture ideas, actions, and connections that promote rights-based solutions to ecological emergencies, technological disruptions, deepening inequalities, threats to democracy and peace, and other urgent challenges to global governance and justice. We pursue initiatives that expand and catalyze the collective capacity of the human rights field. We deepen collaborations among communities of thought and practice from around the world, train future human rights thinkers and doers, and disseminate promising approaches to global justice research and advocacy

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Interdisciplinary Perspectives for Earthly Flourishing Conference

More than Human Rights

This interdisciplinary conference will bring together scholars and practitioners from diverse fields and disciplinary backgrounds, including the social sciences, law, natural sciences, philosophy and the arts, to explore the concept of more-than-human rights from various angles.

Call for Papers

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The Time is Now: Mexico Must Grant Haitians Refugee Protections

Global Justice Clinic

This newly report published by Centro de Derechos Humanos Fray Matías de Córdova A.C. and the Global Justice Clinic shows why Mexico–and, by extension, all countries that have signed the Cartagena Declaration on Refugees–must grant Haitians refugee status. 

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New Textbook: International Human Rights by P. Alston available in an Open Access Publication

Human Rights Movement

This comprehensively revised edition will be available free of charge and can be downloaded in either a single pdf file for the entire book or separate files for each of the eighteen chapters.

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Press Highlights

This Ecuadorian forest thrived amid deforestration after being granted legal rights


A cloud forest in northern Ecuador is protected from deforestation and mining after being recognized as an entity possessing legal personhood. This article features the MOTH project.

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Ayiti Kanpe Min: Mining Free Haiti

Global Justice Clinic

This new website is the product of nearly ten years of collaboration between the Global Justice Clinic and Kolektif Jistis Min (Justice Mining Collective, KJM)—a coalition of Haitian civil society organizations and community activists. 

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Indigenous Voices: Crossing The River Podcast

Climate & Environment

Season 1 features eight episodes examining Indigenous ideas, perspectives, and proposals on a range of topics, including resistance to extractive industries, new paradigms for governance, and proposals for legal and political action.

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