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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: Michael Dunn Trial Conviction, Moral Monday Marches, Minimum Wage Debate, and More

In Human Rights News: February 8 - 14, 2014 In this week's human rights news we find issues related to gun violence and racial discrimination, political protests, workers' rights, the...
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Join a National Call to Action

Spread the word about the National Day of Action for Human Rights and Commemoration of Trayvon Martin
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In Human Rights News: The Farm Bill, Fracking, Michael Dunn Trial, and More

In Human Rights News: February 1 – 7, 2014 In this week’s human rights news we find issues related to the right to food and food justice, environmental justice, the...
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In Human Rights News: Immigration Raids, Universal Pre-K, Police Brutality, and More

In Human Rights News: January 25 – 31, 2014 In this week’s human rights news we find issues related to immigration, police brutality, prisoners’ rights, prison reform, right to education,...
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Political Prisoner Leonard Peltier Receives Visit from UN Special Rapporteur James Anaya

Media Advisory/Press Release Immediate Release: 01/24/14 Contact: Peter Clark, (505)301-5423, lpsupport@whoisleonardpeltier.info "… new consideration should be given to clemency for Leonard Peltier.” Professor James Anaya On Friday January 24, 2014,...
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