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Land Rights: A Crucial Strategy for Combatting Climate Change

By Alfred Brownell and Devan Braun Land is connected to many of our most pressing global issues. For example, a significant body of empirical evidence supports the view that strengthening indigenous and local communities’ legal rights to their land is … Continue reading

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Why land rights? An answer in two days…

By Kevin Murray On December 7 & 8, the Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE) held its 12th Human Rights Institute at Northeastern University School of Law (NUSL). The two-day event, entitled “Land Rights in the Era … Continue reading

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PHRGE Faces the Land Rights Imperative

Land rights is the human rights issue of the 21st century. So insists Chris Jochnick, C.E.O. of Landesa and keynote speaker at PHRGE’s 12th Human Rights Institute to be held at Northeastern University School of Law on December 7 and … Continue reading

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Island Prison: The Right to Freedom of Movement on Lesvos, Greece

  By Hannah Eash-Gates On a Monday evening in late August, Afghan refugees gathered in Sappho Square in Mytilene on the small island of Lesvos, wearing shirts with the date they arrived in Greece. Many shirts revealed an arrival date … Continue reading

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Austerity worsens Puerto Rico’s pain

By Peter John Cunningham I still remember being excited before Hurricane Ivan, the first major storm to pass through Jamaica since Hurricane Gilbert devastated the island in 1988, almost 30 years beforehand. Ivan hit the country in September of 2004, … Continue reading

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Do Pharma Companies Still Deserve Legal Protections?

By Matt Barg Over the last several decades, there have been intermittent, but unsuccessful, efforts to rein in the pharmaceutical industry with legislation and increased regulation affecting pricing, corporate tax, and intellectual property protections. Pharmaceutical corporations invariably argue that such … Continue reading

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Dear Mr. Trump: More Monopoly Pricing in Developing Countries Will Not Reduce U.S. Drug Prices

By Jason Blanchette Those of us who believe that access to medicines should not differ by wealth status are nervously waiting for President Trump to pursue what will likely turn out to be an industry friendly approach to pharmaceutical prices. … Continue reading

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