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U.S. Releases Report on Compliance with Ending Torture at Home and Abroad

On Monday, August 12, 2013, the U.S. Government released its third, fourth, and fifth period reports to the Committee Against Torture. Human rights advocates have been calling on the Obama Administration to release these overdue reports, and so welcome this news. Under the terms of the United Nations Convention Against...
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"In Human Rights News" Compilation of Weekly News Updates

Please note that as of March 2014, we are no longer producing this resource. For up-to-date human rights news, check out our Twitter feed and Facebook page . In 2013, USHRN introduced an “In Human Rights News” feature on our website that provides a weekly compilation of human rights related...
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UDHR Campaign 2013 Spotlight: Mossville Environmental Action Now

October 28, 2013 Mossville Environmental Action Now (MEAN) has worked for more than 30 years on behalf of the residents of Mossville, Louisiana- which has been called the poster child...
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UDHR Campaign 2013 Spotlight: Mossville Environmental Action Now

Mossville Environmental Action Now (MEAN) has worked for more than 30 years on behalf of the residents of Mossville, Louisiana- which has been called the poster child of environmental racism...
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In Human Rights News: Drone Strikes, Juvenile Abuse in Prisons, Voter ID Laws, and more

In Human Rights News: October 19 - 25, 2013 In this week's Human Rights News we find issues related to counterterrorism, human rights treaties, prisoner rights, voter suppression, violence against...
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UDHR Campaign 2013 Week Four: Climate and Environmental Justice

October 28-November 1, 2013 Climate Justice is an issue area that illustrates perfectly how human rights are inter-related and interdependent. As the effects of climate change are becoming more visible...
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UDHR Campaign 2013 Spotlight: Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services

October 29, 2013 Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services (t.e.j.a.s.) is dedicated to providing community members with the tools necessary to create sustainable, environmentally healthy communities by educating individuals on health...
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