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Action: File ICCPR Issues in January 2019

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Submit your issues for the US government's periodic report to the ICCPR. Deadline: January 14, 2019.

Action: File ICCPR Issues in January 2019

A Template to Submit Information to the UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent

140529_nx15a_mlarge_fanon_mendes_france_sn635_0Overview: The following is a suggested template for U.S. Civil Society submissions to the UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent[UNWGEPAD or Working Group].

A Template to Submit Information to the UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent

 

 

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Atlanta Human Rights Cities Convening - Summary and Outcomes

On April 26-28, 2019, the National Human Rights Cities Alliance led a Human Rights Cities Convening in Atlanta, Georgia. The Atlanta gathering was the most recent of a series of ongoing events since 2015 to develop the Human Rights Cities model in the United States. 

 

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Report: UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII)

From April 22 to May 3, 2019, USHRN members Tai Pelli (Taíno), Sachem Hawk Storm (Schaghticoke), Niria Alicia Garcia Torres (Xicana-Purepecha), Enedina Banks (Potawatomi) and Joshua Cooper, participated in the 18th session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) alongside USHRN International Mechanisms Director, Roberto Borrero (Taíno).

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USHRN condemns Chabad of Poway synagogue shooting

PHOENIX — Following the anti-Semitic shooting at the Chabad of Poway synagogue in Poway, California, the US Human Rights Network released the following statement...

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Consensus Document to be submitted to the United Nations on the Permanent Forum for People of African Descent

This document is a consensus document to be submitted to the United Nations as part of the discussions the UN proposed Permanent Forum on People of African Descent. The document will be discussed at a consultation meeting on the Forum in Geneva, Switzerland on 10 May 2019. The consensus document is open for organizational sign-on until 6pm EST on May 6, 2019.

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80+ organizations urge Secretary of State to invite Special Rapporteur on Racism to US

In yet another move undermining UN human rights mechanisms, the Trump Administration has failed to nominate a representative to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD). The USHRN will continue our efforts to hold the US accountable for its human rights violations at home and encourage the United Nations to review the practices of the US. 

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Tribal Link Foundation Celebrates 15 Years of Indigenous Peoples Training Preceding the UNPFII

Tribal Link Foundation's 2019 Project Access Global Capacity Building Training Workshop for Indigenous Peoples is being held in collaboration with the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Peoples; UNDP's Equator Initiative; Indigenous Peoples Rights Program, Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University; the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Secretariat; and the US Human Rights Network.  

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