convening to effect change.

The Center supports and hosts a series of events that bring together the human rights community to share, reflect, and explore tools to advance global justice and human rights.

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MORE THAN HUMAN RIGHTS CONFERENCE

Interdisciplinary Perspectives for Earthly Flourishing Conference 

March 11-12, 2025 | NYU School of Law, NYC

A fruitful discussion of the rights of nature – or, as we propose to call them, more-than-human (MOTH) rights – needs to consider a broad range of knowledges and practices. 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.

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FORGE 2023 playlist

The Center convened its first annual Future of Rights and Governance (FORGE) Conference. This global gathering of scholars, practitioners, artists, scientists, lawyers, policy makers, among others, differed from panel-based conventional conferences by creating spaces to actively share ideas and develop experiments for change that could transform the fields of global rights and justice. 

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transformerstates

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Transformer States playlist

The Center’s “Transformer States” series explores the digital transformation of the State and its impacts on the lives and rights of individuals, through in-depth interviews with practitioners and academics working on digital government and through blog posts by practitioners and scholars.

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CAT

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CLX Series

The Climate Law Accelerator (CLX) is a global collaborative hub for research, advocacy, and strategic litigation on the climate emergency. Working with scholars, activists, and litigants from around the world, CLX initiates and supports efforts that build the speed and scale necessary to spur action on the climate emergency within the limited timeframe left to avoid triggering extreme scenarios of global warming.

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Emilio Mignone series on transitional justice.

In partnership with the International Center for Transitional Justice, the Center hosts this series providing a platform for distinguished speakers to discuss significant developments in the field. This lecture honors Emilio Fermín Mignone, a dedicated human rights advocate and leader.

  • Volker Türk, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights 

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  • Philip Alston, New York University

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  • President Juan Manuel Santos, former president of Colombia and Nobel Peace Prize laureate

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  • Pablo de Greiff, UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence

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  • Sherrilyn Ifill, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
  • Darren Walker, Ford Foundation

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  •  Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights 

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  • Judge Thomas Buergenthal, Inter-American Court of Human Rights

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  • Hossam Bahgat, prominent activist in the Egyptian revolution
  • Helen Clark, UN Development Programme  

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  • Hon. Richard Goldstone, Constitutional Court of South Africa
  • Radhika Coomaraswamy, UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict

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  • Cristina Fernandes de Kirchner, Senator, and subsequently President of Argentina
  • Judge Baltasar Garzón, Investigating Magistrate of Spain 

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  • Louise Arbour, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights 
  • José Zalaquett, former deputy Secretary-General of Amnesty International