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 us for PHRGE’s 11th Annual Human Rights Institute
- December 2, PHRGE's executive director, Kevin Murray, places the 2016 PHRGE Human Rights Institute in the context of the current US political transition in his Rightscapes post, “Human Rights Under Trump: Taking on the Challenge."
- December 1, Northeastern University School of Law news announcement highlights 11th PHRGE Institute.
- November 5, Jonathan Kaufman, Executive Director of Advocates for Community Alternatives, publishes “Liberian Human Rights Defenders In Hiding After Government Crackdown.”
- October 4, PHRGE Co-Director, Martha Davis, joined ten international human rights organizations in filing an amicus brief in Lynch vs.Morales-Santana an equal protection challenge to sex-based residency requirements in the Federal Immigration and Nationality Act.”
- October 3, On PHRGE’s Rightscapes blog, third-year student Anel Morales posted, "Lack of access to health care for immigrants in the United States: A human rights violation?," a reflection on the injustice of withholding health care from non-citizens.
- September 27, Professor Martha Davis reflects on the absence of real answers to the human rights questions posed in the first presidential debate.
- September 8 – 11, PHRGE’s Executive Director, Kevin Murray participated in the Global Consultation on Privatization and the Right to Education in Nairobi, Kenya.
- August 1, Gillian MacNaughton and Mariah McGill, PHRGE’s former Executive Director and Assistant Director, respectively, published an article entitled, "The Struggle to Achieve the Human Right to Health Care."
- July 20, Brook Baker published an article in the Indian online publication, The Wire, on the dangers of opening India's pharmaceutical industry to foreign direct investment.
- July 19, From the perspective of universal human rights, Martha Davis reflects on the celebration of "American exceptionalism" at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
- July 17, NUSL’s print magazine, Northeastern Law, published “Thirsting for Justice,” an article highlighting the work of PHRGE and other NUSL students and faculty in support of the recognition of the human right to water in the United States.
- July 6, On the Human Rights at Home Blog, PHRGE Co-Director, Martha Davis, reports on the Supreme’s Court’s decision to review Morales-Santana v. Lynch, a case alleging sex discrimination in US Citizenship Law.
- July 5, After testifying before the UN Committee on Economic Social and Cultural Rights on violations of the human rights of Roma people, PHRGE Co-Director, Martha Davis, reflects on the Committee's concluding observations regarding that country.
- June 29, PHRGE Senior Fellow, Gillian MacNaughton, and Research Fellow, Mariah McGill, published “The Struggle to Achieve the Human Right to Health Care,” an analysis of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act through a human rights lens.
- June 13, PHRGE Co-Director, Martha Davis spoke 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).