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February 2017 ED Message

As I assumed my new role as the Executive Director of the US Human Rights Network (USHRN), the communities I care most about braced for a new federal administration brought to power using fear, hate, division, exploitation, greed, and extraction. This new era in the United States is part of...
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USHRN Statement on the release of Marissa Alexander

Today, January 27th, 2017, the US Human Rights Network celebrates that Marissa Alexander was finally been released from house arrest, ending a nearly six year ordeal with the State of Florida. Marissa was punished for surviving and stopping abuse she was experiencing with a warning shot that harmed no one,...
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The US human rights record on repeat

Nearly identical statements of concern have come from three separate UN committees
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Justice Department Finds Cleveland Police Uses Excessive Force

Cleveland's Division of Police has "engaged in a pattern and practice of using excessive force"
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#udhr204: John Marshall Law School

This post is a part of the #udhr2014 campaign. Check out the campaign webpage for more info! The call for human rights rings loud and clear in Chicago. The people...
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Statement on Eric Garner Case

The refusal to indict sends a message to all that the lives of people of color are not valued
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Center for Victims of Torture Welcomes Committee against Torture Review of United States

Today in Geneva, the United Nations Committee against Torture released concluding observations from its recent review of the United States. The Center for Victims of Torture (CVT) issued the following...
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