The Social Science Research Network Human Rights and the Global Economy journal is sponsored by the Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE) at Northeastern University School of Law. The PHRGE is a forum for innovative legal work on the implications of economic, social, and cultural rights and the impact of globalization on all human rights.

Human Rights and the Global Economy is an interdisciplinary forum for posting abstracts, works-in-progress and completed scholarly works on law and policy in any of three related areas:

  • International Human Rights (including individual rights to health, food, education, housing, and culture, civil and political rights such as equality and nondiscrimination rights and the right not to be arbitrarily detained or tortured; as well as collective rights such as indigenous peoples' rights, the right to development and the right to self-determination of peoples);
  • Economic and Social Development (including public health, education, income-generation and credit, food security, housing, and environmental sustainability as well as the legal and social implications of large-scale technological, industrial, or infrastructure shifts); and
  • The Global Economy (including globalization, international trade and aid policy, labor migration and out-sourcing, human trafficking, and the impact of transnational corporate activity on the health and living standards of workers and the environment).

We encourage scholars to submit work that addresses human rights on the international level as well as their promotion and realization "on the ground" in domestic and local contexts.Similarly, we invite scholarly work that engages the implications of development or global economic issues at community, national, and regional levels in the Global South (including poor and otherwise marginalized communities located in the geographic North) as well as the broader impact on South-North law and policy as a whole.

Contributions are welcome from scholars of law, political science, political economy, public health, development studies, gender studies and cultural studies.

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Editors

HOPE LEWIS
Professor of Law, Northeastern University—School of Law

WENDY E. PARMET
George J. and Kathleen Waters Matthews
Distinguished University Professor of Law, Northeastern University—School of Law

RASHMI DYAL-CHAND
Associate Professor of Law, Northeastern University—School of Law


Advisory Board

ADENO ADDIS
William Ray Forrester Professor of Public & Constitutional Law, Tulane University—School of Law

ABDULLAHI AHMED AN-NA'IM
Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law, Emory University—School of Law

PENELOPE ANDREWS
Professor of Law, City University of New York—CUNY School of Law

ANTONY ANGHIE
Professor, University of Utah—S.J. Quinney College of Law

GEORGE J. ANNAS
Professor and Chair, Department of Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights, Boston University School of Public Health

REGINA AUSTIN
William A. Schnader Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School

LAN CAO
Boyd Fellow and Professor of Law, William and Mary Law School

HILARY CHARLESWORTH
Director, Centre for International Governance and Justice, Australian National University—ANU College of Law

PAUL E. FARMER
The Maude and Lillian Presley Professor of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, Partners In Health

JAMES THUO GATHII
Governor George E. Pataki Professor of International CommercialLaw, Albany Law School

ANGELA P. HARRIS
Professor of Law and Executive Committee, Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice, University of California, Berkeley

RHODA HOWARD-HASSMANN
Canada Research Chair in International Human Rights, Wilfrid Laurier University

PATRICIA ILLINGWORTH
Associate Professor, Northeastern University—College of Arts and Sciences

WENDY K. MARINER
Professor of Law, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston University School of Law

J. OLOKA-ONYANGO
Professor of Law and Director, Human Rights and Peace Centre, Makerere University—Faculty of Law

RANDALL PEERENBOOM
Professor of Law, University of California, Los Angeles—School of Law

GERARD QUINN
Professor of Law and Chair, Faculty of Law, National University of Ireland, Galway—Faculty of Law

VICTOR W. SIDEL
Distinguished University Professor of Social Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York

BARBARA STARK
Professor of Law, Hofstra University—School of Law

SYLVIA TAMALE
Dean and Professor of Law, Makerere University—Faculty of Law

RICHARD J. WILSON
Professor of Law & Director, International Human Rights Clinic, American University—Washington College of Law

JEANNE M. WOODS
Henry F. Bonura, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law, Loyola University New Orleans—School of Law