The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at New York University School of Law conducts cutting-edge research and innovative advocacy that offer solutions to existential challenges to international human rights. We collaborate with and connect researchers and practitioners from around the world and offer trainings and resources for the human rights field.


UN Commission has found an array of war crimes, violations of human rights and international humanitarian law have been committed in Ukraine

Original post by United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner Ukrainian version NEW YORK/ VIENNA, 18 October 2022 – Based on its investigations of the events in Kyiv, Chernihiv, Kharkiv, and Sumy regions in late February and March 2022, the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine has found reasonable grounds to conclude that an [...]


A/77/533: Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine – Note by the Secretary-General

Original post by United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner Summary In this report, the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine will refer to findings about events during late February and March 2022 in the four regions of Kyiv, Chernihiv, Kharkiv, and Sumy, as requested by Human Rights Council resolution S-34/1. During [...]

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Joint submission regarding human rights harms associated with the privatization and commercialization of healthcare in Kenya

On October 27, 2022, twenty civil society organizations wrote to United Nations human rights experts to express concerns about privatization and commercialization of healthcare in Kenya. The submission cites documentation of ongoing and potential future violations of human rights, and requests that the experts formally raise these issues with the Kenyan government as well as

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The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice pursues long-term collaborations with universities, civil society organizations, and communities around the world. Our current work includes the coordination of a global network of human rights research centers, as well as partnerships in Africa, the Americas, Asia, the Pacific, Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East.

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Excited to kick off our first visiting scholar workshop with Neli Frost.She will be presenting her paper ‘The Global Political Voice Deficit Matrix' which offers a novel normative lens to problematize the implications of Information and Communication Technologies on human affairs
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