About Us

The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) was established in 2002 to bring together and expand the rich array of teaching, research, clinical, internship, and publishing activities undertaken within New York University School of Law on issues of international human rights law.


Over two decades later, CHRGJ is a leading action-research hub not only for the NYU community but also for human rights organizations, advocates, and practitioners around the world. The Center acts as a catalyst with global partners to develop innovative ideas and practices that address the unparalleled challenges that the human rights field currently faces – from the erosion of democratic norms and growing inequalities to the climate emergency, technological disruption, changing geopolitics, and violent conflict.

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Our Mission

Research and Advocacy:

Use rigorous, methodical and ethical research as a tool for action to make human rights more effective and accountable.

Cultivate a Community:

Connect human rights researchers and practitioners from around the world with each other by synergizing innovation and collaboration as well as disrupting the human rights field.

Training and Resources:

Provide students and practitioners with training and resources to succeed and transform in the human rights field.

Our People

Where We Work

While located at the heart of New York City, the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice conducts its work in collaboration with partners from around the globe, including Africa, the Americas, Asia, the Pacific, Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa.

Work With Us

Join the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice team!


CHRGJ is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively recruits women, people of color, persons with disabilities, LGBTQI, and gender non-conforming people.


Please visit the Careers section or contact us for additional information about employment opportunities.