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U.S. Releases Report on Compliance with Ending Torture at Home and Abroad

On Monday, August 12, 2013, the U.S. Government released its third, fourth, and fifth period reports to the Committee Against Torture. Human rights advocates have been calling on the Obama Administration to release these overdue reports, and so welcome this news. Under the terms of the United Nations Convention Against...
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"In Human Rights News" Compilation of Weekly News Updates

Please note that as of March 2014, we are no longer producing this resource. For up-to-date human rights news, check out our Twitter feed and Facebook page . In 2013, USHRN introduced an “In Human Rights News” feature on our website that provides a weekly compilation of human rights related...
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In Human Rights News: ICCPR Review, US Ends Aid to Uganda, the Homeless Shelter Challenge, and More

In Human Rights News: March 8 – 14, 2014 In this week’s human rights news we find issues related to international human rights treaties, LGBTQI rights, torture and prisoners’ rights,...
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Economic Reform is a Human Right

Article in The Nation outlining how international law can be a powerful advocacy tool for improving economic and social policy.
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