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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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U.S. failing to eliminate racial discrimination, says UN

On August 29, the United Nations CERD Committee released its Concluding Observations on the United States. There are serious concerns and powerful recommendations throughout the document, including on education, housing, gun violence, police brutality, and immigrant rights. Below is the press release that USHRN drafted. Please feel free to share...
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UDHR Campaign 2013 Spotlight: National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

November 29, 2013 The mission of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) is to ensure the fundamental human right to reproductive health and justice for Latinas, their families...
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Call for Applications: 2014 Bertha Fellowship

Opportunity for emerging lawyers (0-2 years out of law school) who are interested in gaining both practical experience working on CCR cases.
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UDHR Campaign 2013 Spotlight: Georgia WAND

November 26, 2013 Georgia Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND) is an independent grassroots, woman-led organization that seeks to direct women's voices into a powerful movement for social change. WAND...
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UDHR Campaign 2013 Spotlight: The Southern Rural Black Women’s Initiative for Economic and Social Justice

November 27, 2013 The Southern Rural Black Women’s Initiative for Economic and Social Justice (SRBWI) was formed in 2001 to address the unrelenting systemic, institutionalized discrimination and abuse faced by...
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UDHR Campaign 2013 Spotlight: Women's Health and Justice Initiative

November 28, 2013 Formed in 2006 to address the hidden and persistent intersecting forms of racial, gender, and economically based violence, neglect, inequality, and vulnerability laid bare and exacerbated by...
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