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International Arbitration: An Impediment for Human Rights and Environmental Law

By Devan Braun The Center for International Environmental Law  (“CIEL”) is an organization that advocates using the law to protect the environment, promote human rights, and support indigenous communities. During the course of my co-op there as a PHRGE fellow, … Continue reading

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Human Rights Under Trump: Taking on the Challenge

On December 8-9, 2016, the Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE) will host its eleventh annual Human Rights Institute at Northeastern University School of Law (NUSL). This year’s Institute is entitled, “Global Justice Goes Local: The Emergence … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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