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The Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE) works closely with advocates and scholars at the local, national and international levels to promote human rights. PHRGE is currently engaged in advocacy projects designed to protect land and water rights, the rights of noncitizens, and the safety of human rights defenders. PHRGE is honored to host our distinguished visiting scholar, Alfred Brownell, a celebrated expert on land rights.


  • PHRGE provides many opportunities for students, staff, and faculty members to work on promoting and implementing human rights.
  • PHRGE collaborates with local and internal human-rights organizations, and with groups of interdisciplinary scholars at Northeastern.
  • The PHRGE Fellowship Program provides financial support for students at the Northeastern University School of Law who have chosen to do unpaid human rights co-ops.