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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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In Human Rights News: Lethal Injection, Water Pollution, Net Neutrality, and More

In Human Rights News: January 11 – 17, 2014 In this week’s Human Rights News we find issues related to the death penalty, environmental rights, net neutrality, the school-to-prison pipeline,...
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U.S. District Judge Rules Oklahoma Ban on Marriage Equality Unconstitutional

From our friends at the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) : Today U.S. District Judge Terence Kern ruled that Oklahoma’s ban on marriage equality is unconstitutional. His ruling is stayed pending...
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In Human Rights News: Homelessness, Marriage Equality in Utah, West Virginia Chemical Spill, and More

In Human Rights News: January 4 - 10, 2014 In this week's Human Rights News we find issues related to homelessness, marriage equality, environmental justice, racial discrimination, juvenile justice, workers'...
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Atlanta and Surrounding Counties Recognize USHRN and Human Rights Day and Week

The US Human Rights Network is proud to announce that the Metro-Atlanta counties of Fulton and DeKalb have proclaimed December 10, 2013 as Human Rights Day, and the week that...
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MSNBC.com: Does the US meet its own international human-rights standards?

MSNBC.com article highlighting USHRN work to ensure full UN review of U.S. Government record to protect civil and political rights
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