The Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE) is at the center of the School of Law’s human rights efforts and works closely with scholars, institutions and advocates nationally and internationally to address issues of human rights and economic development. Reflecting our faculty's interests, PHRGE is particularly engaged with the international movement to promote economic, social and cultural rights.
- May 5, PHRGE Fellow, Jacqueline Kelley, authored a piece on the RIGHTSCAPES blog entitled, "A Fighting Chance: Legal Responses to the Humanitarian Border Crisis" about her work with ProBAR in South Texas.
- May 5, PHRGE Fellow, Emmanuel Sam, authored a piece on the RIGHTSCAPES blog entitled, "The Experience of Working in an Established Human Rights Institution" about his fellowship at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in Lund, Sweden.
- May 4, PHRGE Fellow, Morgan Wilson, authored a piece on the RIGHTSCAPES blog entitled, "Understanding Family Planning - Poor Medical Care, Forced Sterilization and the Genocide of Tribal Peoples and ‘Backward Castes’" about her work with Human Rights Law Network in India.
- March 28, PHRGE Co-Director, Martha Davis authored a piece on the Human Rights at Home blog entitled "US Mayors Join Others Worldwide in Promoting Inclusive Growth."
- March 28, PHRGE Fellow, Hilary Deignan, authored a piece on the RIGHTSCAPES blog entitled, “Something Like Home” about her work with the Centre for Disability Law and Policy in Galway, Ireland.
- March 24 – 27, PHRGE Faculty Co-Directors, Lucy Williams and Margaret Woo, Executive Director, Kevin Murray and Faculty Affiliates, Aziza Ahmed and Karl Klare will present at the conference, "Social and Economic Rights Litigation: The Next Generation," to be held at the Centre for Policy Research in Delhi, India.
- March 23, PHRGE Co-Director, Martha Davis authored a piece on the Human Rights at Home blog entitled, “At the UN: A Week for Women.”
- March 21, PHRGE Co-Director, Martha Davis spoke at the International Human Rights Law and the City workshop at the University of Genoa.
- March 19, PHRGE's Executive Director, Kevin Murray, spoke on education rights at the Annual Issues Conference of Progressive Democrats of Massachusetts.
- March 8, PHRGE Co-Director Brook Baker's articled entitled "Trans-Pacific Partnership Provisions in Intellectual Property, Transparency, and Investment Chapters Threaten Access to Medicines in the US and Elsewhere" details how the recently negotiated Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) would negatively impact access to affordable medicines in the United States and elsewhere.
- March 3, Jootaek “Juice” Lee, a PHRGE faculty affiliate, has contributed to a new comprehensive and unique research guide to Mexican law.