In keeping with its mission to promote cutting edge scholarship and analysis on human rights issues, PHRGE faculty, staff and students publish a range of publications. These include scholarly books and articles, reports, briefs and blog posts. Those publications are collected in the list below. 

Featured PHRGE Publication

Right to Water

To mark World Water Day on Friday, March 22, 2019, the Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy released a new publication, The Human Right to Water: Using Freedom of Information Laws to Understand Rising Water Rates. The report, co-authored by Professor Martha Davis and Henry Sturm '20, serves as a guide to local water policies and grew out of a Tier 1 investigation of water affordability in the Boston area. 

PHRGE's blog contains human rights information and commentary by program faculty, staff and PHRGE Fellows.

Human Rights and the Global Economy SSRN e-Journal
PHRGE Affiliated Faculty and Staff co-edit an online human right law journal published by the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). There are currently over 500 subscribers and over 7500 papers posted. Subscription to the e-Journal requires an SSRN login.

Human Rights at Home Blog
PHRGE Faculty Co-Director Martha Davis co-edits this blog on the Law Professors network. This unique resource focuses on human rights in the United States and features posts from a national roster of human rights scholars and advocates

Faculty Scholarship/Program Publications/Student Writing

Lee, Jootaek and Maraya Best
“The Human Right to Water: A Research Guide and Annotated Bibliography,” Northeastern University Libraries (March 1, 2017).

Serena Parekh and Martha Davis (co-authors)
“Boston's Sanctuary City Project: A Philosophical Perspective,” White Paper, (February 2018).
Prepared with the support of a seed grant from the Northeastern University Global Resilience Institute.

Ezzi, Alefiyah
“Still Dazzled by the Facts and Figures,” Rightscapes, PHRGE (May 6, 2016).

Kelley, Jacqueline
“A Fighting Chance: Legal Responses to the Humanitarian Border Crisis,” Rightscapes, PHRGE (May 5, 2016).

Sam, Emmanuel
“The Experience of Working in an Established Human Rights Institution,” Rightscapes, PHRGE (May 5, 2016).

Wilson, Morgan
“Understanding Family Planning – Poor Medical Care, Forced Sterilization and the Genocide of Tribal Peoples and 'Backward Castes” Rightscapes, PHRGE (May 4, 2016).

Davis, Martha
“Human Rights at Sea," Human Rights at Home Blog, Law Professor BlogsNetwork (May 2, 2016).

Davis, Martha 
“Inconvenient Human Rights: Access to Water and Sanitation in Sweden’s Informal Roma Settlements,” The Raoul Wallenberg Institute for Human Rights andHumanitarian Law at Lund University (Sweden) (April 8, 2016).

Deignan, Hilary 
“Something Like Home,” Rightscapes, PHRGE (March 28 2016).

Davis, Martha 
“US Mayors Join Others Worldwide in Promoting Inclusive Growth,” HumanRights at Home Blog, Law Professor Blogs Network. (March 28, 2016).

Davis, Martha
“At the UN: A Week for Women,” Human Rights at Home Blog, Law Professor Blogs Network. (March 23, 2016).

Baker, Brook 
“Trans-Pacific Partnership Provisions in Intellectual Property, Transparency, and Investment Chapters Threaten Access to Medicines in the US and Elsewhere,” PLOS Medicine (March 8, 2016).

Lee, Jootaek
“Research Guide to Mexican Law,” Northeastern University Libraries. Taylor & Francis Online (March 3, 2016).

Amos, George
“My Voice and Human Rights Advocacy,” PHRGE (February 11, 2016).

Davis, Martha
"Will the Flint Water Crisis Light a Fire?" Human Rights at Home Blog. Law Professor Blogs Network (February 2, 2016).

Davis, Martha 
“Bringing It Home: Human Rights Treaties and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in the United States,” Human Rights by the American Bar Association, Northeastern University School of Law (January 29, 2016).

Davis, Martha
“The State of the Human Rights Union,” Human Rights at Home Blog. Law Professor Blogs Network (January 13, 2016).

MacNaughton, Gillian, and Mariah McGill
"The Impact of Human Rights on Universalizing Health Care in Vermont, USA." Health and Human Rights Journal (December 16, 2015).

Godbe, Michael
“Google Deceptively Tracks Students’ Internet Browsing, EFF Says in FTC Complaint,” Electronic Frontier Foundation (December 1, 2015).

Davis, Martha
“The Human Cost of the Refugee Backlash,” Human Rights at Home Blog, Law Professor Blogs Network (November 17, 2015).

Murray, Kevin, and Aja Watkins
“Low-Fee Private Schools and U.S. Charter Schools: Two Faces of Non-Traditional Private Education,” Right to Education Project (November 2, 2015).

Baker, Brook 
“Evolving Human Rights and the Science of Antiretroviral Medicine,” Health and Human Rights Journal (June 4, 2015).


Annual Reports

PHRGE Annual Report 2014


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PHRGE Annual Report 2012


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PHRGE Annual Report 2011


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