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The Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE) works closely with advocates and scholars at the local, national and international levels to promote human rights. PHRGE is currently engaged in advocacy projects designed to protect land and water rights, the rights of noncitizens, and the safety of human rights defenders. PHRGE is honored to host our distinguished visiting scholar, Alfred Brownell, a celebrated expert on land rights.


  • PHRGE provides many opportunities for faculty, law graduates, and current students to work on promoting and implementing human rights, particularly economic, social, and cultural rights.
  • Law students have the opportunity to work with the PHRGE’s partner organizations like the Human Rights Law Network, Oxfam-America, Namati, the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, and Physicians for Human Rights.