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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.

Brownell Masterclass

Join PHRGE on January 23, 2019, for a masterclass with Alfred Lahai Brownell, PHRGE Distinguished Scholar. This masterclass will focus on Brownell’s recent victory against Golden Veroleum, an oil palm developer, in which the Appeal Panel of the Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil denied the company’s appeal against complaints that Brownell and his colleagues filed in 2012 on behalf of communities and indigenous peoples in Liberia. 
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Recent Highlights

  • November 27, 2018: PHRGE Legal Fellow, Mariah McGill, has co-authored an article, “Engaging Human Rights Norms to Realize Health Care in Massachusetts, USA,” which is featured on the Health and Human Rights Journal website.

  • November 2018: PHRGE Senior Fellow Maria Green was among the civil society representatives at the plenary session of the 8th Meeting of the UN Inter-Agency and Expert Group on SDGs Indicators in Stockholm, Sweden. Maria was an invited participant in the subsequent UN IAEG-SDGs Working Meeting on Data Disaggregation.
  • November 1, 2018: The Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy is pleased to announce five new appointees to its prestigious fellowship program: Meskerem Demese LLM '19, Mariane Tokarski Pereira Lousa 19, Hakeem Muhammad 20, Kathleen Thaete 19 and Emma Winkler '19. 
  • October 15, 2018: The Institute of International Education Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF) has selected Alfred Brownell, PHRGE Distinguished Scholar in Residence, to receive its inaugural Beau Biden Chair. Dr. Jill Biden, former Second Lady of the United States, 2009–2017, presented the award to Brownell at the IIE’s annual gala in New York City on October 15.

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