12.1-2.11: PHRGE is pleased to co-sponsor Just Performance: Enacting Justice in the Wake of Violence with the International Center of Ethics, Justice and Public Life at Brandeis University.
11.18.11: PHRGE co-director and Professor Martha Davis will be a participant on a panel “Crime, Criminal Justice and Human Rights: A Panel Discussion about Research and Policy Issues” as part of the American Society of Criminology’s annual conference in Washington D.C.
11.9.11: PHRGE collaborates with the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life at Brandeis University on a double feature film screening. Two films on Sierra Leone are shown called "War Don Don" and "Fambul Tok". Introduction and discussion moderated by Leigh Swigart.
11.3-4.11: PHRGE will be hosting a two-day Institute "Framing Economic, Social and Cultural Rights for Advocacy and Mobilization: Toward a Strategic Agenda in the United States" The first day will be open to the public and will feature panelists discussing social movements and ESCR in the United States. The second day will consist of small working groups to discuss a strategic agenda for ESCR in the United States.
10.20.11: Faculty Co-Director Martha Davis serves as Co-Chair and PHRGE as a Participating Organization for the 2011 Armenian Heritage Foundation Najarian Lecture on Human Rights. The Keynote Speaker will be Paul Rusesabagina and the event will be held at Faneuil Hall on Thursday October 20 at 7 PM.
10.12-10.13.11: PHRGE co-director and Professor Martha Davis was a panelist for the National Association of Women Judges’ 33rd Annual Conference on a panel titled, “Ensuring Economic Equality for Women in a Global Society”. This conference is part of the Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Symposium on International Women’s Rights Promoting Global Equality for Women through the Law, at the Rutgers School of Law, Newark.
10.12.11: Kyle Courtney, Manager, Resource Sharing and Faculty Information Delivery, at Harvard Law School, presents an introduction to researching international human rights law with a focus on economic, social and cultural rights.
9.28.11: PHRGE will be presenting a showcase of some of its current research projects, including the international due diligence obligations of government to prevent violence against women, the International Social and Economic Rights Project, the Human Rights Legal Network in India, the Boston Principles on the ESCR of noncitizens, and framing ESCR for advocacy and mobilization.
9.16.11 PHRGE Faculty Co-Director Dan Danielsen, presented at the U.S. Capitol Building on the panel, “Should the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Be Amended? Perspectives on U.S. Competitiveness and the Global Fights Against Bribery.” The event was organized to launch the report, “Busting Bribery: Sustaining the Global Momentum of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act” co-authored by Professor Danielsen and Prof. David Kennedy of Harvard Law School for the Open Society Institute.
9.9.11 PHRGE Faculty Co-Director, Professor Martha Davis submitted a comment on Civil Gideon issues to the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
9.5.11: The Human Rights Thematic group of the Human Rights and Capabilities Association will hold a workshop at The Hague Institute for Global Justice to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Declaration on the Right to Development. Executive Director Gillian MacNaughton serves as a co-coordinator of the Thematic Group along with Polly Vizard (LSE) and Stacy Kosko (Maryland). Ms Kosko is the primary organizer of the workshop. For further details, click here. http://www.ethicsandtechnology.eu/subsite/human_rights_workshop/
8.3.11: Kyle Courtney, Manager, Resource Sharing and Faculty Information Delivery, at Harvard Law School, presents an introduction to researching international human rights law with a focus on economic, social and cultural rights.
6.22.11: Webinar: "An Introduction to the Boston Principles on the Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of Noncitizens" presented by Professors Hope Lewis and Rachel Rosenbloom. To register contact Richard Doyon at email@example.com.
6.21.11: Webinar:"Claiming Our Role as Human Rights Lawyers: How a Human Rights Framework Can Advance Our Advocacy", Professor Martha Davis will moderate this online panel discussion hosted by Clearinghouse Review. Register Now
6.15.11: Faculty Co-Director Martha Davis has written an op-ed in the Boston Globe, concerning the Supreme Court's decision in Flores-Villar v. United States to uphold a federal law that makes it easier for mothers than fathers to transmit citizenship to their out-of-wedlock children. Professor Davis also has a blog entry about the decision on the American Constitution Society's website.
6.4.11: PHRGE Executive Director, Gillian MacNaughton presented a paper "Economic and Social Rights in the USA: Implementation without Ratification" at the Annual Meeting of the Law & Society Association, San Francisco.
5.31.11: PHRGE Executive Director, Gillian MacNaughton presented a paper on "Mainstreaming Human Rights into Impact Assessment" at the Annual Conference of the International Association of Impact Assessment, Puebla, Mexico.
5. 11.11: PHRGE Fellow Giovanni Di Maggio '12 has co-authored a blog post entitled "Refugee Status Should Protect Victims of Gang Violence" which has been posted on the Physcians for Human Rights Blog. PHR is a PHRGE Employer.
5.9.11: Professor Sally Engle Merry, professor of anthropology and affiliated faculty of the Law School at NYU, presented her paper "Indicators as a Technology of Governance" at the Third PHRGE New England Regional Faculty Colloquium. Associate Dean Lee Breckenridge served as the discussant.
5.5-6.11: Executive Director Gillian MacNaughton presented "The 2005 Peru Health Impact Assessment: A Case Study" at the workshop "Toward Closing the Inequitable Drug Gap: Developing a Right to Health Impact Assessment Tool of Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights for Implementation in Low and Middle Income Countries" held at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto.
5.1.11: PHRGE is pleased to release the Boston Principles on the Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of Noncitizens. Click here to sign on to the Principles.
4.29.11: Anja Rudiger, Health Program Officer with the National Economic Social Rights Initiative, a PHRGE Partner, has published an article on the Huffington Post, Vermont Senate Passes Bill for Universal, Publicly Financed Health Care.
4.28.11: PHRGE's Due Diligence Project presents an open lunch panel with global experts on violence against women, including Rashida Manjoo, the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, Its Causes and Consequences. All members of the NUSL community are welcome.
4.28.11: PHRGE Executive Director Gillian MacNaughton was the opening speaker on "The Health and Human Rights Framework" at the conference "Health and Human Rights in Connecticut: Building an Equitable Health Care System" at the School of Social Work, University of Connecticut.
4.20.11: PHRGE Co-Director Martha Davis participated in a staff training at the Center for Constitutional Rights in New York. The topic of the training was "Gender and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in the U.S.:
Practice and Theory."
4.11.11: PHRGE Executive Director Gillian MacNaughton begins as a Visiting Lecturer in the European Regional Master's Program on Democracy and Human Rights at the University of Sarajevo.
4.1.11: Professor Hope Lewis presented "A Critical Insider's Perspective on the Boston Principles on the Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights of Non-citizens" as part of the at the Conversations at Lunch Series at Boston College Center for Human Rights and International Justice.
4.1.11: PHRGE Co-Director Professor Martha Davis moderated a panel on ecomnomic development and human rights for the Harvard Caribbean Law Association at Harvard Law School.
3.31.11: PHRGE Co-Director Professor Martha Davis delivered a talk at Northeastern on "Constricting Human Rights in the United States: An Analysis of Oklahoma's Anti-International Law Initiatives."
3.30.11: Kyle Courtney, Manager, Resource Sharing and Faculty Information Delivery, at Harvard Law School, presents an introduction to researching international human rights law with a focus on economic, social and cultural rights.
3.30.11: PHRGE Co-Director Professor Martha Davis is the featured speaker at "The Future of Globalism: A Discussion of Anti-International Law Ballot Initiatives," presented by the University of Pennsylavania Law School Chapter of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.
3.28.11: On March 28, 2011 the Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy will host a panel discussion entitled “Realizing the Right to Education at Home and Abroad.” The discussion will focus on the issue of school exclusion. This event is co-sponsored by the International Law Society and the Human Rights Caucus and is being presented in conjunction with the Human Rights Week events organized by Northeastern University undergraduate students.
3.25.11: Professor Hope Lewis is a co-chair of the new International Disability Rights Interest Group (IDRIG) of the American Society of International Law. The IDRIG will have its first strategy and planning meeting at the 105th ASIL Annual Meeting on Friday, March 25, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the Roosevelt Room.
3.25.11: the Valerie Gordon Essay prize was awarded to Bomopregha Julias '13 for her essay "Preventing Unjust Displacement and Culture Destruction: Harlem and Nigeria's Ogoni."
3.23.11: The 2011 Valerie Gordon Lecture will be delivered by MIT professor Balakrishnan Rajagopal. He will speak on "Legalizing Social Rights: Experience from the Global South." Read the 2011 Valerie Gordon Award Winning Essay by Bomopregha A. Julius '13.
3.4.11: The SERF Index, an innovative index for measuring economic and social rights fulfillment, created by two members of our new partner organization, the Economic and Social Rights Group at the University of Connecticut, Susan Randolph and Sakiko Fukuda-Parr along with Terra Lawson-Remer, is now publicly accessible as part of their Economic and Social Rights Empowerment Initiative. For more, go to http://webarchive.ssrc.org/newsletters/serf/serf.html.
2.19.11: Executive Director Gillian MacNaughton has become an affiliate of the Economic and Social Rights Group of the Human Rights Institute at the University of Connecticut.
2.18.11: Professors Hope Lewis and Rachel Rosenbloom presented the Draft Boston Principles at a Symposium on "International and Comparative Legal Perspectives on the Rights of Non-Citiznes" held at Notre Dame Law School.
1.05.11: Kyle Courtney, Manager, Resource Sharing and Faculty Information Delivery, at Harvard Law School, presents an introduction to researching international human rights law with a focus on economic, social and cultural rights.