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UN Working Group on Discrimination Against Women to Visit U.S.

By Risa Kaufman, Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute Despite the U.S.’ failure to ratify CEDAW , the Women’s Rights treaty, UN human rights experts will have an opportunity to examine the issue of discrimination against women in the U.S. this coming fall. Members of the UN Working Group on...
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How Did the United States Really Perform in the United Nations Human Rights Review? By the Numbers, the News is Not Good

How Did the United States Really Perform in the United Nations Human Rights Review? By the Numbers, the News is Not Good May 18, 2015 By Radhika Balakrishnan and María Herminia Graterol The United States, so comfortable judging the human rights performance and policies of other countries, had a second...
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June Quarterly Member Meeting

The US Human Rights Network held its second 2014 Quarterly Member Meeting in June. Topics included a welcome for new USHRN Coordinating Center staff, an overview of USHRN Member Initiated...
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Detroit Shuts Off Water To Thousands Of Broke Residents

Activists appeal to UN to intervene on behalf of the city’s most vulnerable citizens
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International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

Learn about events and social media activities occurring in conjunction with the day of support on June 26
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NYC Human Rights Watch Film Festival

Films that bring human rights struggles to life through storytelling
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