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.

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Legal opinion submitted to Serbian Constitutional Court

This legal opinion was presented to A11 Initiative before the Serbian Constitutional Court by the listed organizations below to submit that judicial review of the Serbian Social Card Law for compatibility with international human rights law as both vital to affected persons and communities in Serbia, as well as to evolving precedents on digitalization and human rights around the world that the Serbian Constitutional Court’s jurisprudence would influence.


Litigating the Climate Emergency: How Human Rights, Courts, and Legal Mobilization Can Bolster Climate Action

As the climate emergency intensifies, rights-based climate cases – litigation that is based on human rights law – are becoming an increasingly important tool for securing more ambitious climate action. This book is the first to offer a systematic analysis of the universe of these cases known as human rights and climate change (HRCC) cases

Reports and Briefing Papers

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

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 array of war crimes, violations of human rights and international humanitarian law have been committed in Ukraine. Given the gravity of the identified violations, there is an undeniable need for accountability, the Commission said on the day of submitting a detailed written report to the UN General Assembly.

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Director of the Digital Welfare State and Human Rights Project, Christiaan van Veen, Bids Farewell

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Putting Profit Before Welfare: A Closer Look at India’s Digital Identification System

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Where We Work

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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January 30, 2023
Want to work with us to highlight and contest the human rights implications of the digitalization of government? Our Digital Welfare State & Human Rights team is hiring a full-time researcher! Find out more here: and apply by February 26!
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Our fellowships and solidarity activities are supported primarily by donations and grants. The funds go toward equipping students and partners around the world with the tools to prevent, challenge, and redress human rights violations. We envision a world where every person has the freedom to live authentically without fear or want, enjoys the protection of law and justice, and thrives on a livable planet for present and future generations.

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