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.

Upcoming Events:

PHRGE Right to Education Series
"Does the Massachusetts Charter School Cap Violate Students' Civil Rights?"

Speakers include: 
Matt Cregor, Lawyers Committee 
Sen. Pat Jehlen, Massachusetts Senate
Prof. Mary O'Connell, Northeastern Law
Odette Williamson, BPS and charter school parent

 Kevin Murray, Executive Director of PHRGE

Wednesday, April 29, 7-8:30 PM, 250 Dockser Hall

Preregistration Required, Register Here



  • PHRGE Fellow Sara N. Kominers recently published a report on sexual violence perpetrated again women farmworkers. The report, which is the culmination of Kominers fellowship with Oxfam America, provides a comprehensive review of existing documentation of women farmworkers who harvest and pack agricultural goods, the factors in agriculture that heighten their risk and the challenges of finding effective solutions. >>View the report here
  • International Social and Economic Rights Project (iSERP) gather ESC rights experts from around the world at a conference at NUSL. See full conference program here.
  • PHRGE-affiliated faculty member, Brook Baker, looks at the case of Hepatitus C drugs to understand the connection between the pricing policies of Gilead Sciences and the company's efforts to control tightly the distribution of its new Hep-C treatment.
  • Professor Aziza Ahmed on "VAWA @ 20: HIV, Violence Against Women and Criminal Law Interventions"