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 (ESC) rights.
On November 6-7 2014, the Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy will host its annual Human Rights Institute at Northeastern University School of Law (NUSL). PHRGE Institutes convene scholars, practitioners and advocates to explore a pressing social issue from a human rights perspective. This year’s Institute will analyze and evaluate the combination of initiatives known as “public education reform” from a human rights perspective. It will do so with an eye toward identifying policies that will help promote and support the human right to education (alongside all other human rights) for all U.S. school children.
Featuring a keynote address by Julian Vazquez Heilig, Ph.D., professor, education activist, and author of Cloaking Inequity, a blog which is consistently ranked one of Top 50 education blogs in the world by Teach100.
- PHRGE Co-Director, Martha Davis, co-edits new textbook, "Human Rights Advocacy in the United States"
- PHRGE has released its 2013-2014 Annual Report! Click here to read it.
- Read PHRGE Senior Fellow Gillian MacNaughton's recent article on human rights impact assessments entitled "Moving Theory into Practice: Human Rights Impact Assessments of Intellectual Property Rights in Trade Agreements"
- Save the date for PHRGE's 2014 Human Rights Institute "Rethinking Education Reform: A Human Rights Perspective."
- NUSL 3L Hannah Adams blogs about her participation in the CERD Review of the United States.
- PHRGE affiliate, Rachel Rosenbloom blogs about the unaccompanied minor crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border.
- PHRGE affiliate, Dick Daynard suggests that huge tobacco judgment against R.J. Reynolds is unlikely to stand.
- PHRGE affiliate, Hope Lewis has won the 2014 Shanara Gilbert Human Rights Award in recognition of her social justice activism.