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The future of rights and governance (FORGE) 

The Future of Rights and Governance (FORGE) program at NYU School of Law's Center for Human Rights and Global Justice is a long-term initiative to spark creativity and incubate concrete and impactful solutions to pressing challenges for global rights and governance. This series of articles continues the discussions sparked at FORGE's Conference on November 3-5, 2023. It aims to capture, concretize and disseminate these vital conversations around human rights dilemmas and solutions.

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Justice for animals

This symposium brings together leading scholars and practitioners to debate a new theory of animal rights asserted by Martha Nussbaum in her book Justice For Animals: Our Collective Responsibility.

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AI and the 'human' in human rights

Generative AI promises to disrupt and profoundly transform the world. For the human rights community, it raises both existential questions and urgent practical challenges. In this series by OGR, ambiguity is the dominant tone in the emerging discussion about the effects of models like ChatGPT on human rights.

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The (mis)appropriation of human rights

These essays form part of a symposium, discussing how states have pitted the rights of LGBTQI+ people against those of pious citizens, invoked public morals to justify withdrawing from legal instruments intended to regulate violence against women, and concealed authoritarian nationalist actions with the language of constitutional rights.

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Human rights responses against vaccine apartheid

The origins of and solutions to vaccine apartheid are not just a human rights issue. They are fundamentally a problem of political economy and global justice. These articles go beyond denouncing the problem. They advocate solutions that address the current health emergency and prevent future ones.

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Litigating the climate emergency

An emerging strategy takes on the immediate and future costs of the climate crisis by invoking human rights, connecting climate change litigation to tangible effects on people’s lives.

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Imagining our post-pandemic futures

COVID-19 is challenging the human rights movement to adapt, transform, and look ahead—so as to meet urgent demands now while laying the groundwork for a better future.

 

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