- Professor Wendy Parmet co-authored a perspective piece published in the New England Journal of Medicine entitled Shifting Vaccination Politics – The End of Personal-Belief Exemptions in California. The article highlights recent willingness of some states to reduce situations of parents legitimately refusing to vaccinate their children and yet still send them to schools or day care centers.
- Professor Brook Baker co-authored a new analysis appearing in the Health & Human Rights Journal detailing new medical evidence clarifying that access to antiretrovirals early in the course of HIV improves the health of people living with HIV and enables them to prevent HIV transmission. The analysis finds that international human rights and many domestic legal standards require access to early ART for all as part of the communal human right to health, and calls for a rapid reassessment to bring current policies into compliance with core human rights standards. See the article here:http://www.hhrjournal.org/2015/06/04/evolving-human-rights-and-the-science-of-antiretroviral-medicine/
- Professor Rashmi Dyal-Chand published “Housing as Holdout: Segregation in American Neighborhoods” at 50 Tulsa Law Review 329-39 (2015). The essay explores three books chronicling the law’s role in fostering and fighting housing segregation.
Faculty Co-Director Martha Davis
- “Equality, Participation and the Civil Right to Counsel: Lessons from Domestic and International Law,” Yale Law Journal
- “ Shadow and Substance: The Impacts of the Anti-International Law Debate on State Court Judges,” New England Law Review
- “A Strong Need for Civil Legal Assistance,” The National Law Journal, March 18, (2013)
- Remarks at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the National Association of Women Judges,” Women’s Law Reporter (Forthcoming 2013)
PHRGE Affiliated Faculty Professor Roger Abrams
- Playing Tough: The World of Sports and Politics (Northeastern University Press, 2013)
Inside Arbitration: How an Arbitrator Decides Labor and Employment Cases (Bloomberg/BNA 2013)
PHRGE Affiliated Faculty Professor Brook Baker
- Threat of Pharmaceutical-Related IP Investment Rights in the TPP: An Eli Lilly v. Canada Case Study, 4:4 Investment Treaty News 8-10 (2013)
- Roundtable: Empowering patients and strengthening communities for real health workforce and funding targets, 91Bull. World Health Org. 889 (2013)
- Yousuf Vawda & Brook Baker, Achieving Social Justice in the Intellectual Property Debate: Realising the Goal of Access to Medicines, 13 Africa Human Rights L. J. 57-84 (2013)
The Battle to End AIDS: Show Me The Money!, 5(4) Achieve 14-17 (2013)
PHRGE Affiliated Faculty Professor Richard Daynard
- “Stubbing Out Cigarettes for Good,” The New York Times, March 3, 2013
PHRGE Affiliated Faculty Professor Serena Parekh
- Beyond the Ethics of Admission: Stateless People, Refugee Camps and Moral Obligations.” Forthcoming at Philosophy and Social Criticism October 2013Hannah Arendt and Global Justice.” In Philosophy Compass, Volume 8, Issue 9, September 2013, p. 771-780.
- Between Community and Humanity: Arendt, Judgment and Responsibility to the Global Poor.” Philosophical Topics, Volume 39, Number 2, Fall 2011, p. 145-163 (published September 2013).
- Reconciling with Heidegger: Friendship, Disappointment, and Love in the Wake of the Controversy.” Philosophy and Social Criticism, Vol. 39, Issue 9, October/November 2013, p. 881-888
- "Taking Hold of Life: Liberal Eugenics, Autonomy, and Biopolitics." The Science, Politics, and Ontology of Life-Philosophy. Scott Campbell and Paul Bruno, editors. New York: Continuum Press International, 2013, p. 157-168.
PHRGE Affiliated Scholar Visiting Scholar Zarizana Aziz
- “Culture, Power and Narratives in Domestic Violence” in Maznah Mohamad & Saskia E. Wieringa, eds., Family Ambiguity and Domestic Violence in Asia: Concept, Law and Process (Sussex University Press 2013)
- “Renewing Faith: The Struggle for Gender Equality in Islam, Identity Culture and Politics, CODESRIA (forthcoming 2013)
- Professor Hope Lewis: “Forgotten Sisters – A Report on Violence Against Women with Disabilities: An Overview of its Nature, Scope, Causes and Consequences,” Northeastern University School of Law Research Paper No. 104-2012 (August 2012), co-authored by Stephanie Ortoleva.
- Former PHRGE Ford Foundation Fellow Angela Duger, ’11 and PHRGE Faculty Co-Director Martha F. Davis have co-authored an article on the Right to Food in the September/October Issue of the Clearinghouse Review. The article is featured in a special issue of Clearinghouse that is devoted to food policy. The article explores food security from a human rights- based perspective. view here.
- Professor Martha Davis, Co-Director of PHRGE authored an article, “Occupy Wall Street and International Human Rights,” for the Fordham Urban Law Journal to be published in 2012.
- Summer 2012: The Northeastern University Law Journal will release a special issue on the 2011 ESCR Institute: Framing Economic, Social and Cultural Rights for Advocacy and Mobilization: Towards a Strategic Agenda in the United States. Articles to be included in the special issue are:
- Risa E. Kaufman: "Framing Economic, Social and Cultural Rights at the U.N."
- Eric S. Tars, Julia Lum, E. Kieran Paul: "The Champagne of Housing Rights: France's Enforceable Right to Housing and Lessons for US Advocates"
- Gillian MacNaugton & Mariah McGill: "Economic and Social Rights in the United States: Implementation Without Ratification"
- Dorothy Q. Thomas: “The 99% Solution: Human Rights and Economic Justice in the United States"
- J. Peter Sabonis, Monica Iyer, Brittany Scott: “Framing a Right to Housing”
- Margaret Serrano: “Legal Services Fraud in Immigrant Communities, and the U Visa’s Potential to Help Victimized Communities Help Themselves”
- Alexandra Bonazoli: “Human Rights Frames in Grassroots Organizations: CADRE and the Effort to Stop School Pushout”
- June 15th: A downloadable version of Human rights from the grassroots up: Vermont’s campaign for universal health care by Ford Foundation Fellow, Mariah McGill, is now available on the Health and Human Rights website. view here
- May 15th: PHRGE issued the report on the 2010 ESCR Institute, "Beyond National Security: Immigrant Communities and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights." view here
- April 10th: Ford Foundation Fellow, Angela Duger, published an article on the Health and Human Rights Blog, "Obesity, NCDs, and the Right to Food." view here
- March 28th: Professor Martha Davis, Co-Director of PHRGE co-authored a blog post with Risa Kaufman, Executive Director of the Human Rights Institute at the Columbia Law School, titled "A Human-Rights Lens on the Affordable Care Act," for the Huffington Post. view here
- March 26th: Professor Martha Davis, Co-Director to PHRGE contributed to a blog post for the Guardian, titled "The US Supreme Court Healthcare Hearing: A Panel opinion." view here
- March 26th: Matthews Distinguished Professor Wendy Parmet contributed to a White Coat Notes post for the Boston Globe on Monday's Supreme Court hearing regarding the Affordable Care Act. view here
- March 26th: Professor Aziza Ahmed also contributed a post to the Guardian titled "The Unintended Consequences of Nick Kristof's Anti-Sex Crusade." view here
- February 1st: Gillian MacNaughton and Paul Hunt, “A Human Rights-Based Approach to Social Impact Assessment” in New Directions in Social Impact Assessment: Conceptual and Methodological Advances edited by Frank Vanclay & Ana Maria Esteves, Edward Elgar Publishing (2012) 355-368.
- February 1st: Ford Foundation Fellow Mariah McGill published "Human Rights from the Grassroots Up: Vermont's Campaign for Universal Health Care" in Health and Human Rights: An International Journal. The article is currently available on line and will be included in the June 2012 issue. view here.
- In the Fall of 2011, PHRGE Executive Director Gillian MacNaughton authored an article, "The Human Right to Health Care in the United States" in the September/October 2011 Clearinghouse Review's special issue on human rights and poverty law. Ford Foundation Fellow Mariah McGill authored a companion piece to the article, “Everybody In, Nobody Out: Vermont’s New Plan for Universal Healthcare” that provided updates on Vermont's campaign for universal health care.
- In the Fall of 2011, PHRGE Co-Director and Professor of Law, Martha Davis authored an article, "Oklahoma's Anti-Sharia and Other Antitransnational Law Proposals" in the September/ October 2011 Clearinghouse Review's issue on human rights and poverty law.
- On October 20, 2011, PHRGE Fellow Jillian Tuck co-authored “Alabama’s Anti-Immigrant Law Denies Basic Human Right to Water” on the Physicians for Human Rights Blog.
- On October 14, 2011, PHRGE Fellow Jillian Tuck co-authored “Asylum Seeker Released After Years of Indefinite Detention” on the Physicians for Human Rights Blog.
- On October 7, 2011, PHRGE Fellow Jillian Tuck co-authored “Massachusetts Legislature Considers Imposing Fees on Inmates” on the Physicians for Human Rights Blog.
- On October 6, 2011, PHRGE Fellow Jillian Tuck co-authored “Legal and Political Challenges Inhibit Mexican Asylum Seekers” on the Physicians for Human Rights Blog.
- On October 4, 2011, PHRGE Fellow Jillian Tuck co-authored “Troubling Alabama Immigration Law Upheld by Federal Judge” on the Physicians for Human Rights Blog.
- On September 12, 2011, PHRGE Fellow Sari Long co-authored “Iran’s Barbaric Execution of Three Gay Men Signals Dangerous Direction” on the Physicians for Human Rights Blog.
- On August 12, 2011, PHRGE Fellow Sari Long co-authored “Balancing National Security Concerns with the Right to Seek Asylum” on the Physicians for Human Rights Blog.
- On August 11, 2011, PHRGE Fellow Sari Long co-authored “Secure Communities Goes Yet Another Step Too Far” on the Physicians for Human Rights Blog.
- On August 2, 2011, PHRGE Fellow Sari Long co-authored “ “Keep Our Communities Safe Act” is Dangerous and Unconstitutional” on the Physicians for Human Rights Blog.
- On August 2, 2011, PHRGE Fellow Sari Long co-authored “LGBT Detainees at Increased Risk for Abuse and Mistreatment” on the Physicians for Human Rights Blog.
- On July 14, 2011, PHRGE Fellow Sari Long co-authored “Strauss-Kahn's Accuser Deserves Her Day in Court” on the Physicians for Human Rights Blog.
- On June 29, 2011, PHRGE fellow Sari Long co-authored “As Gay Marriage is Legalized in New York, LGBT Immigrants are Cautiously Optimistic” on the Physicians for Human Rights Blog.
- In Summer 2011, PHRGE Ford Fellow Mariah McGill published "The Human Right to Health Care in the State of Vermont" in the Vermont Bar Journal.
- On June 29, 2011, PHRGE Fellow Sari Long co-authored “Secure Communities Threatens Asylum Seekers” on the Physicians for Human Rights Blog.
- On May 24, 2011, PHRGE Fellow Giovanni DiMaggio published Limited Rights of Immigrant Detainees Must Be Protected on the Physicians for Human Rights Blog.
- On May 19, 2011, PHRGE Fellow Giovanni DiMaggio posted Immigration Detention: An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure on the Physicians for Human Rights Blog.
- On May 11, 2011, PHRGE Fellow Giovanni DiMaggio published "Refugee" Status Should Protect Victims of Gang Violence on the Physicians for Human Rights Blog.
- On May 8, 2011, Ford Foundation Fellow Mariah McGill posted Vermont Health Campaign Success on Int Law Grrls Blog.
- On May 1, 2011 Professor Hope Lewis posted a blog about the Boston Principles on the Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of Noncitizens on Int Law Grrls.
- On April 21st 2011, PHRGE founder Professor Hope Lewis published an article on the Huffington Post Can the U.S. Afford Economic Rights in an Economic Crisis?
- April 15, 2011, Gillian MacNaughton and Diane F. Frey published an article in the American University International Law Review entitled "Decent Work for All: A Holistic Human Rights Approach."
- Professor Margaret Woo, PHRGE Faculty Co-Director, co-authored the book "Chinese Justice: Civil Dispute Resolution in Contemporary China." Chinese Justice analyzes whether China’s thirty years of legal reform have taken root in Chinese society by examining how ordinary citizens are using the legal system in contemporary China. It is an interdisciplinary look at law in action and at legal institutions from the bottom up – that is, beginning with those at the ground level who are using and working in the legal system. It explores the emergent Chinese conception of justice – one that seeks to balance Chinese tradition, socialist legacies, and the needs of the global market. Given the political dimensions of dispute resolution in creating, settling, and changing social norms, this volume contributes to a greater understanding of political and social change in China today and of the process of legal reforms generally.
- On April 15th, 2011, Professors Lewis and Rosenbloom co-authored an article for the Notre Dame Journal of International, Comparative and Human Rights Law titled “The Boston Principles: An Introduction.
- On March 9, 2011 PHRGE Co-Director Professor Martha Davis published an article which appears on the Amercian Constitutional Society's blog. The article, A Supreme Court Opportunity to Cap Off 100 Years of Gender Equality Progress, examines the pending Flores-Villar v. United States decision, for which Professor Davis filed an amicus brief.
- On February 28, 2011, The Equal Rights Review published an article by PHRGE Executive Director Gillian MacNaughton entitled "Healthcare Systems and Equality Rights."
- In a blog posting on IntLawGrrls on February 19, Mariah McGill, Ford Foundation Fellow, wrote the entry "Vermont Reform and the Human Right to Health" This post explains the human rights principles underlying Vermont's efforts to enact a universal healthcare system. In addition, it contains information about the three universal healthcare system models proposed by an independent expert hired by the State of Vermont.
- In 2011, PHRGE collaborated with the Maryland Legal Aid Bureau to author a series of articles on human rights in domestic advocacy. Peter Sabonis, the Assistant Director of Advocacy for Income Security at the Maryland Legal Aid Bureau wrote an article entitled "Using Human a Rights Framework at the Maryland Legal Aid Bureau." The article was published in the January/February 2011 issue of the Clearinghouse Review.
- Mariah McGill, PHRGE Ford Foundation Fellow, published an article in the January-February 2011 issue of Clearinghouse Review, "Using Human Rights to Move Beyond the Politically Possible." The article discusses the May 2010 passage by the Vermont Legislature of Act 128, which declared healthcare to be a "public good" for all Vermonters, established a commission charged with hiring an independent consultant to develop three universal healthcare models, and required that any universal healthcare system adopted by Vermont incorporate key human rights principles.
- Executive Director Gillian MacNaughton has an article entitlted "Human Rights: Frameworks, Strategies, and Tools for the Poverty Lawyer's Toolbox" in the January-February 2011 issue of Clearinghouse Review.
- In the January/February 2011 issue of the Poverty & Race Research Action Council newsletter, Poverty & Race, Professor Martha Davis has written an article entitled "A Human Rights Lens on Civil Legal Assistance."
- In January 2011,Professor Martha Davis co-authored an issue brief for the American Constitution Society; Oklahoma State Question 755 and An Analysis of Anti-International Law Initiatives.
- We are pleased to announce the Launch of the Draft Boston Principles on the Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of Noncitizens, Friday, December 10, International Human Rights Day.
- Report of the Workshop on the Justiciability of Socio-Economic Rights; Bogota, Columbia; May 15-16, 2010
- In December 2009, PHRGE submitted testimony to the first-ever Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on US compliance with international human rights treaties. PHRGE’s testimony focuses on federalism issues and uses Civil Gideon — and the right to counsel for immigrants in removal proceedings — as an example of where the federal government might provide leadership on international human rights implementation. In making this argument, PHRGE relies on the statement of the CERD Committee on Civil Gideon that came out of theadvocacy of Professor Jim Rowan and students at the 2008 CERD meeting in Geneva.
- Report of the Workshop on the Justiciability of Socio-Economic Rights, March 2009
- In 2009, The University of Pennsylvania Press published an abridged version of Professor Martha Davis' Bringing Human Rights Home.
- Professor Martha Davis files amicus brief arguing international law applies in domestic force feeding case.
- In January 2009, Professor Martha Davis weighed in on the US human rights agenda in Mandate for Change, a blueprint for the Obama administration.
- Human Rights and Racial Justice in the U.S. A Study Guide to Accompany the 15th Annual Valerie Gordon Lecture at Northeastern University School of Law, entitled "A Twenty-first Century Global View of Racial Justice," delivered by Gay McDougall, United Nations Independent Expert on Minority Issues (mp3 audio file available). The March 3, 2008 lecture examined racial injustice in education, health and civic participation, globally and locally through the lens of international human rights law. With the support of the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities, PHRGE made the lecture and study guide available to social justice activists throughout Massachusetts to stimulate discussion on ways local communities can advocate for racial equality using international human rights standards.
- Human Rights, Social Justice and State Law: A Manual for Creative Lawyering published by the Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy, Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute and the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative in 2008.
- Professor Martha Davis is Bringing Human Rights Home (Greenwood Publishing Group, 2007) with her new edited, three-volume set chronicling the history of human rights in the United States from the perspective of domestic social justice. With coeditors Cynthia Soohoo and Catherine Albisa, Davis examines the political forces and historic events that resulted in the US’ failure to embrace human rights principles at home while actively (albeit selectively) championing and promoting human rights abroad. It then considers the current explosion of human rights activism around issues within the United States and the way human rights is transforming domestic social justice work. The set also chronicles current domestic human rights work, and covers everything from globalization to terrorism and the erosion of civil rights protections that led to a renewed interest in human rights; human rights versus civil rights strategies; and the different ways human rights can support social activism.
- On International Human Rights Day, December 10, 2007, PHRGE issued its report, “Access to Civil Justice,” assessing the racially discriminatory impact of the US civil justice system through a human rights lens. The report has been submitted to the United Nations, which will review it in February 2008.
- Progressive Lawyering, Globalization, and Markets: Rethinking Ideology and Strategy (Clare Dalton, Editor 2007) The essays collected offer a multi-disciplinary and multi-generational approach to the challenges and opportunities presented by globalization and the spread of neo-liberal market ideology. The volume’s contributing authors represent three generations of progressive thinkers, teachers, policymakers and activists. The contributors search for innovative understandings and blueprints for action. They seek to sharpen analysis of some of the key issues we face as a national and global society, generate fresh debate, and expand the repertoire of strategies available in the fight for human opportunity and well-being.
- Professor Martha Davis Leads PHRGE Efforts to Establish Civil Gideon in King v. King (2007).
- “Human rights at home” Op-ed by Professor Martha Davis in The Boston Globe, May 20, 2007
- Northeastern Law Magazine: “The International Law Issue” (Winter 2007)
- “In the Interests of Justice: Human Rights and the Right to Counsel in Civil Cases” (Dec. 2006): This timely and ground-breaking report reviews the status of the right to civil counsel under international law, focusing specifically on those international treaties and conventions pertinent to the United States. Among other things, the report notes that heightened need for counsel in those instances where fundamental economic, social and cultural rights are at issue. Hard copies of the report are available upon request, for the cost of shipping.
- “We need a civil 'Gideon'” Op-ed by Professor Martha Davis in The National Law Journal, Aug. 2006
- Human Rights and the Aftermath of Disaster
- Realizing Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Communities, Courts and the Academy (117 pages). This report summarizes PHRGE's two-day conference in June 2005, including a major symposium, held at Harvard Law School, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the South African Freedom Charter, and a consultation at the School of Law focused on "Realizing Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Communities, Courts and the Academy." The Honorable Pius Langa, chief justice of the South African Constitutional Court, delivered remarks as did other members of the judiciary, NGOs and academics.