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CERD Committee Submits Urgent Action On Border Wall

During its' May 2017 session the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) took action on the executive order on US-Mexico wall, particularly as it affects Indigenous Peoples at the border and other communities in the area, under its early warning and urgent action procedures. You can find...
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Women, Water, and Human Rights

March was the month to really celebrate women and their role in the human rights movements around the globe. In addition to being Women’s History Month, March calls for the honor and recognition of International Women of Colour Day (March 1), International Women’s Day (March 8) and World Water Day...
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Senate Releases CIA Torture Report

Committee study of the CIA's detention and interrogation program
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Feinstein report: UN expert calls for prosecution of CIA officers and other US Government officials

GENEVA (9 December 2014) – Statement by United Nations Special Rapporteur on counter terrorism and human rights, Ben Emmerson, concerning the publication of the summary of the Feinstein report on...
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United States: UN experts urge President Obama to back full release of report on CIA interrogation abuses

GENEVA (26 November 2014) – A group of United Nations human rights experts on Wednesday urged US President Barack Obama to support the fullest possible release of the report on...
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Tyrone West, human rights, and #udhr2014

This post is a part of the #udhr2014 campaign. Check out the campaign webpage for more info! Tyrone West was pulled over for a traffic stop in Baltimore on July...
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UN Panel Slams U.S. Record on Police Brutality, Torture, Child Migrants & Guantánamo

As protests continue over the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, the United States is facing pressure internationally over its failure to put a halt to police brutality. In...
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