Author Archives: phrgenusl

Health Care in the United States: A Right for All or None?

By Mary Slattery Despite the clear presence of a human right to health in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), there is no fundamental right to health or health care under United States law. Since it … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Lack of access to health care for immigrants in the United States: A human rights violation?

By: Anel Morales Regardless of its shortcomings, health care reform in the U.S. has opened up access to health care for millions of people previously excluded from critical health services. However, immigrants, both documented and undocumented, have not shared equally … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A Desire to Give Voice to the Voiceless

Emmanuel Sam, a native of Sierra Leone and a Masters of Law student at Northeastern University School of Law, was awarded a PHRGE Fellowship this spring to work with the Raoul Wallenberg Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI) in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Still Dazzled by the Facts and Figures

By: Alefiyah Ezzi, PHRGE Fellow at Oxfam America My experience at Oxfam America over the past 11 weeks has been phenomenal. I gained knowledge about the corporate world and developed skills that I could not have within the walls of a classroom. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Fighting Chance: Legal Responses to the Humanitarian Border Crisis

By: Jacqueline Kelley, PHRGE Fellow at South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project (ProBAR) in South Texas I sat across from Jonathan as he told me a lifetime of stories. Abandoned by his mother at age three, Jonathan, from Michoacan, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Experience of Working in an Established Human Rights Institution

By: Emmanuel Sam, PHRGE Fellow at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in Lund, Sweden While considering co-ops, I always wanted to get an international experience, especially in an institution with a human rights focus. When the time … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Understanding Family Planning – Poor Medical Care, Forced Sterilization and the Genocide of Tribal Peoples and ‘Backward Castes’

By: Morgan Wilson, PHRGE Fellow at Human Rights Law Network in Delhi, India   I recently completed a co-op assignment with the Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) in Delhi, India. I worked with the Women’s Health and Reproductive Rights Initiative (WHRRI) researching … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment