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The Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE) is at the center of Northeastern 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.


  • PHRGE provides many opportunities for faculty, law graduates, and current students to work on promoting and implementing human rights, particularly economic, social, and cultural rights.
  • Law students have the opportunity to work with the PHRGE’s partner organizations like the Human Rights Law Network, Oxfam-America, Namati, the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, and Physicians for Human Rights.