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.
Join the PHRGE team!
PHRGE seeks a JD with human rights advocacy/research experience and great administrative skills to become its new Assistant Director!
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- June 13, PHRGE Co-Director, Martha Davis will speak at an event at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute in Lund, Sweden in honor of the release of her new book, Global Urban Justice: The Rise of Human Rights Cities.
- June 8-10, PHRGE Executive Director, Kevin Murray, represented Northeastern University at the Global Congress of the Scholars at Risk Network in Montreal.
- June 3, Cambridge University Press releases, Global Urban Justice: The Rise of Human Rights Cities, coedited by PHRGE Co-Director, Martha Davis, Barbara Oomen, Utrecht University (The Netherlands) and Michele Grigolo, Nottingham Trent University (England).
- May 26-27, PHRGE's Executive Director, Kevin Murray, participated in a national gathering of U.S. Human Rights Cities activists in Washington, DC, hosted by the Steering Committee of the Washington Human Rights City Project and the American Friends Service Committee.
- May 23, In a video produced by his coop employer, the Raoul Wallenberg Institute in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, PHRGE Fellow, Emmanuel Sam discusses his life, his legal education and his "desire to give voice to the voiceless."
- May 6, PHRGE Fellow, Alefiyah Ezzi, authored a post on the RIGHTSCAPES blog entitled, "Still Dazzled by the Facts and Figures" about her work with Oxfam America and her research into corporate tax loopholes.
- May 5, PHRGE Fellow, Jacqueline Kelley, authored a post 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 post 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 post 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.
- May 2, PHRGE Co-Director, Martha Davis authored a post on the Human Rights at Home blog entitled "Human Rights at Sea".
- April 26, PHRGE faculty affiliate, Jootaek Lee, offered a seminar entitled "An Introduction to International Human Rights Legal Research" at NUSL.
- April 14, PHRGE and NUSL's Human Rights Caucus hosted a screening of the film, "The Harvest/ La Cosecha: The Story of the Children Who Feed America."
- April 13, PHRGE and the Kemet Chapter of the Black Law Students Association co-sponsored the 2016 Valerie Gordon Human Rights Lecture by Morten Kjaerum of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute, entitled "Racism and Inclusion: Where is Europe Heading?"
- April 12, Along with Northeastern's Social Justice Resource Center, PHRGE co-sponsored a community dialogue entitled, "Revolutionaries to Refugees: Understanding Syria’s Crisis."
- April 12, PHRGE co-sponsored a Public Conversations Project dialogue with Northeastern's Center for Spirituality, Dialogue and Service entitled "Talking Migration: A Northeastern Community Dialogue."
- April 11, PHRGE and the Boston College Center for Human Rights and International Justice co-hosted a Forum entitled "The Ones Left Behind: The Impact of Migration on Communities in Rural Guatemala"
- April 8, The Raoul Wallenberg Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at Lund University (Sweden) published a report by PHRGE Co-Director, Martha Davis entitled “Inconvenient Human Rights: Access to Water and Sanitation in Sweden’s Informal Roma Settlements.”
- April 7, PHRGE hosted a Regional Faculty Colloquium given by Professor Nikos Passas of Northeastern's Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice and Nicolas Giannakopoulos of the University of Geneva (Switzerland). The topic of the talk was "Refugee Crisis in Europe: Human Rights and the Negative Externalities of Bad Policies."
- April 7, Along with the Committee is Solidarity with the People of El Salvador and the Northeastern chapter of the Latin American Law Students Association, PHRGE hosted a speech former Salvadoran Supreme Court Justice, Mirna Perla Jiménez entitled "The Human Rights of Migrants: A Central American Perspective."