Tag Archives: Human Rights

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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Alfred Brownell’s Long Road to Northeastern

By Kevin Murray Alfred Brownell’s wife and children probably never expected to be living in Boston this winter. Nonetheless, in early January Mr. Brownell began work at Northeastern University School of Law (NUSL) as a Visiting Scholar affiliated with the … Continue reading

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Follow up: IFC dumps Eco Oro investment amid questions over project’s environmental impact

By Devan Braun In a recent post, Rightscapes analyzed the human right effects of arbitration mechanisms often included in bilateral and multilateral trade agreements. To illustrate these effects of these arbitration mechanisms, we used the example of Eco Oro, a … Continue reading

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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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