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USHRN Stands with HR Experts and Bodies in Calling for Torture Report Prosecutions

Last week’s release of the CIA executive summary of the torture report comes on the heels of the Concluding Observations that the UN Committee Against Torture (CAT) issued after reviewing the U.S.’ compliance with the Convention Against Torture. The review took place on November 12 and 13 in Geneva and...
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From Guantanamo to Ferguson: America's Torture Record Comes Under Scrutiny

November 12, 2014 - A US delegation to Geneva was grilled by the UN Committee Against Torture today on the country's record of inhuman and degrading treatment in contexts as wide-ranging as its detainee programs overseas, law enforcement practices at home, and its treatment of immigrants, inmates, and LGBT people...
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In Human Rights News: Immigration Activists Arrested, Oil Spill on the Mississippi, Anti-Gay Laws, and More

In Human Rights News: February 22 - 28, 2014 In this week's human rights news we find issues related to immigrant rights, environmental justice, corporate accountability, LGBTQI rights, marriage equality,...
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Statement on threat to increase Marissa Alexander's sentence to 60 years

NEWS RELEASE March 2, 2014 From: Free Marissa Now Mobilization Campaign FreeMarissaNow@gmail.com www. freemarissanow.org Contact: Aleta Alston-Toure' -- 904-631-1674 Sumayya Fire -- 443-812-9503 Helen Gilbert -- 206-473-0630 Angela Corey Aims...
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In Human Rights News: Arizona’s Anti-Gay Bill, NextGen Climate Action, Solitary Confinement, and More

In Human Rights News: February 15 – 21, 2014 In this week’s human rights news we find issues related to LGBTQI discrimination, big money, workers’ rights, prisoners’ rights, poverty, environmental...
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USHRN Announces New CERD Taskforce Members

The US Human Rights Network is pleased to announce the selection of nine additional organizational representatives on the CERD Taskforce. The CERD Taskforce serves as the primary coordinating body for...
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