Our Mission

The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice was established in 2002 to bring together and expand the rich array of teaching, research, clinical, internship, and publishing activities undertaken within NYU Law on issues of international human rights law. CHRGJ is committed to critical introspection in its research and advocacy. It aims to generate substantive and cutting-edge contributions to human rights research and legal scholarship on the part of faculty, staff, students, fellows and visitors; actively engage in public affairs; and make original and constructive contributions to ongoing public debates relating to human rights. CHRGJ carries out this mandate with a talented team of scholars and advocates, working under the interdisciplinary direction of four faculty directors renowned in their fields.  

Lines of Work

Research and Blogs 

The CHRGJ publishes articles and research on its projects and initiatives, providing meaningful insights and deep-dives on its lines of work.

 CHRGJ Document Center

Events and Engagements 

The Center hosts many events for both the NYU community and broader public on issues areas across across its lines of work. 

Event Calendar