Tag Archives: Human Rights

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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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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It Isn’t Just About Flint: Water As A Human Right in the United States

By Tanisha Canty People are suffering from nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, parasites, hair loss, permanent neurological disorders, anemia; raw sewage pools in their yards, separated from the children’s toys by thin scraps of metal; even their livestock are diseased from grazing … Continue reading

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Citing Right to Education, Advocates Seek Sanctuary Status for Boston Schools

By Aja Watkins and Kevin Murray The Boston City Council held a March 7 hearing on a resolution, introduced by Councilor Tito Jackson, to declare Boston Public Schools sanctuary schools. A sanctuary school would refuse to participate in any action … Continue reading

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