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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: Coalition for the People's Agenda

November 21, 2013 The Coalition for the People’s Agenda works to improve the quality of governance in Georgia, creating a more informed and active electorate and having responsive and accountable...
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UDHR Campaign 2013 Spotlight: League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters was founded by Carrie Chapman Catt in 1920 during the convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. The convention was held just six months...
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UDHR Campaign 2013 Spotlight: National Gay and Lesbian Taskforce

November 22, 2013 The mission of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is to build the grassroots power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. We do...
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In Human Rights News: Stand Your Ground, ENDA, CRPD, and more

In Human Rights News: November 2 – 8, 2013 In this week’s Human Rights News we find issues related to racial discrimination and gun violence, voter ID laws, LGBTQI rights,...
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US Human Rights Network Responds to New Trial for Marissa Alexander

Atlanta, GA -- “The US Human Rights Network is very pleased to learn that Marissa Alexander, who was unjustly sentenced to 20 years for defending herself from an abusive partner,...
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