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A Report by the Human Rights Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law

The heat in Texas prisons is so severe that at least 14 inmates have died since 2007 in Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) facilities, despite the fact that the TDCJ has been aware of the problem for years. Whether through litigation, letters from legislators, pleas from inmates and their...
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Special Rapporteur on Torture's Thematic Report on Children Deprived of Liberty

Special Rapporteur on Torture’s March 2015 thematic report on Children Deprived of Liberty “Significantly, the United States of America is the only State in the world that still sentences children to life imprisonment without the opportunity for parole for the crime of homicide.”
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UN Human Rights Committee finds US in violation on 25 counts

Adam Hudson with the San Francisco Bay View writes about the recent United Nations review of U.S. Government compliance with the ratified International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which...
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USHRN Announces New CAT Taskforce Members

The US Human Rights Network is pleased to announce the selection of 15 organizational representatives to the CAT Taskforce.
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Border Delegation in DC to Welcome Introduction of Border Accountability Bill

Border Delegation Travels to DC to Welcome Congressmen Pearce (NM-2, R) and O’Rourke (TX-16, D) Introduction of Border Accountability Bill Press Advisory, March 21, 2014 For Immediate Release Contact: Gabriela...
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USHRN Statement on ICCPR Concluding Observations

Ejim Dike urges USG to take steps to bring U.S. domestic law in line with its human rights obligations
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