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Announcing our New Executive Director

Welcome to the Network’s new Executive Director Colette Pichon Battle! We are delighted to announce that Colette Pichon Battle, Esq. will be the new Executive Director of the US Human Rights Network! She comes to us from the Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy, an organization that she founded...
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Police attacking protesters in Charlotte
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USHRN Statement on Recent Police Killings and Charlotte Protests

“Impunity for State violence has resulted in the current human rights crisis and must be addressed as a matter of urgency.” Final report of the UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent to the United Nations Human Rights Council, September 2016 The persistent human rights crisis of...
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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...
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New York Times Article on CA Water Restrictions

April 1, 2015: PHILLIPS, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown ordered mandatory water restrictions for the first time in California history on Wednesday, saying that the state’s drought had reached near-crisis...
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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...
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USHRN Call for Proposals - ADVANCING HUMAN RIGHTS 2015 (Due 6/12)

Submit your workshop or emerging issue proposal for ADVANCING HUMAN RIGHTS 2015 by June 12th
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