The hearings - which will include a tour, training, and tribunal - will build and strengthen human rights advocacy in Arizona. The training and tribunal are open to the public and will take place in Phoenix. The tour is a closed event. This webpage will be updated as details are firmed up.
Register for the hearings today (registration is suggested, but not required)!
If you plan to deliver testimony at the tribunal, please review the testimony guide.
The hearings will occur in advance of the US CERD review on August 13-14 in Geneva, but are an important educational, organizing, and documentation opportunity for all the upcoming reviews - CERD, CAT (November 2014), and UPR (April/May 2015), as well as follow-up to the ICCPR (March 2014).
Human Rights Training
Thursday, July 31st | 11-1pm | Puente’s Offices, 1937 W Adams Phoenix, AZ 85009
The US Human Rights Network will conduct the Human Rights Training for social justice organizations and the communities they work with in Arizona. The training provides insight on how to hold our government accountable to human rights laws and standards that include protections for racial discrimination, immigrant rights, border killings, torture, and other inhuman or degrading treatment.
Human Rights Tribunal
Thursday, July 31st | 3-6pm | Puente’s Offices, 1937 W Adams Phoenix, AZ 85009
The US Human Rights Network will convene the Human Rights Tribunal to hear and document the testimonies of Phoenix and greater Arizona area residents whose basic human rights are being denied through the actions of government. The tribunal is open to the public.
The Arizona tour, trainings, and tribunals are being coordinated by a local steering committee of social justice advocates representing the following organizations: Puente Human Rights Movement and the Border Network for Human Rights.
Human Rights Tour
Friday, August 1st | All Day \ (by invitation only)
The group of Arizona social justice leaders, USHRN representatives, and invited experts will visit Operation Streamline in Tucson - and the border in Nogales, AZ.