Human rights, Economic Development and Globalization (HEDG)
The HEDG program is taught by Manon Aubry and Sandra Cossart.
Coordination : Roman Zinigrad
Teaching Assistant : Sarah Jameson
Project 1: Commerce équitable France
Tutor : Benjamin Michel
Project 2: EDH : Association entreprises pour les droits de l'homme
Tutor : Adèle Bourgin
Project 3: Les "communs": cadre juridique et contribution aux droits humains
Tutors : Luca d'Ambrosio and Arié Chlomo Lévy
Project 4: MIT : Housing Justice
Tutors : Omar Kamel and Alexia Katsiginis and Jeremy Perelman
The Housing Justice Project involves working with the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing. Housing is in the frontline in the response to Covid-19 and has been one of the central social and economic issues for the most marginalised populations well before the outbreak of the pandemic. The focus of the effort is to assist in preparing thematic and country reports to the UN and to conduct longer term research. This will be accomplished by analyzing the diverse legal, social science and planning aspects of housing - ranging from tenure arrangements, public finance, evictions and displacement, land governance mechanisms anchored in private law, as well as public law strategies for securing access to adequate housing. Housing justice will be used as a framework to develop a critical analysis of the reasons that lead to housing insecurity as well as to explore strategies for preventing it.
Project 5: The Legal and environmental path of a global value chain : coffee
Tutor : Helena Alviar
Project 6: Coalition Eau & Fondation Danielle Mitterand-France Libertés
Tutors : Juliette de Raigniac and Ivana Jimenez Barrios
The project implemented in partnership with Coalition Eau aims to analyze the "impacts of the Covid19 health crisis on the right to water and sanitation for unconnected populations". It is a comparative study of the situations in different French cities (Toulouse, Marseille, Bordeaux) through research on the decisions of administrative courts, the arguments used by the different parties, action and mobilization of associations, citizens, position of institutions, blockage points, among others.
Project 7: Collectif pour la Défense des Terres Malgaches-TANY
Tutors : Julian Ackermann Aredes and Emmanuelle Tourme-Jouannet
The project aims to explore and implement existing legal tools to address land grabbing issues occurring in Madagascar, a country where big scale investment projects threaten not only the access to land of millions of individuals, but also the protection of the environment and of biodiversity. This threat risks being aggravated as the government of Madagascar plans to create investment zones (called "emergence zones") to facilitate foreign investment. These "emergence zones" may lead to massive expropriations and evictions in many of the country's regions. In the face of this situation, the project's main goals are (1) to identify, in domestic law and in international law, the legal framework and mechanisms around the issue of land grabbing and (2) to elaborate legal strategies to challenge evictions and land grabbing situations generated by big scale investment projects.
Project 8: Right to Education Initiative
Tutors : Ana Horvatin and Roman Zinigrad