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 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).