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.
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PHRGE seeks a JD with human rights advocacy/research experience and great administrative skills to become its new Assistant Director!
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- 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 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 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).
- 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".