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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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ADVANCING HUMAN RIGHTS 2013: Keynote Speakers

Dr. Carol Anderson to address USHRN Biannual Conference 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Saturday, December 7 In the seminal work Eyes off the Prize: The United Nations and the African American Struggle...
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2013 US Human Rights Builders Award Winner: Willie 'JR' Fleming

Willie "J.R." Fleming is a seasoned community leader and human rights defender. His activism and organizing work began with the devastating impacts the demolition of public housing had on his...
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USHRN Biannual Conference Workshops and Panels Sunday Session

We are excited to announce the workshop and panel sessions for the Biannual Conference. The sessions cover a wide range of issue areas, highlighting critical human rights struggles and victories...
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USHRN Biannual Conference Workshops and Panels Saturday Session 2

We are excited to announce the workshop and panel sessions for the Biannual Conference. The sessions cover a wide range of issue areas, highlighting critical human rights struggles and victories...
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2013 US Human Rights Movement Builders Award Winner: Lenny Foster

Ki’yaa’aanii (Towering House) born for Dziltl’ahnii (Mountain Cove). Maternal grandfather is Ta’baaha (Water’s Edge) and paternal grandfather is Hona’ghaa’hni (One who walks around). Lenny Foster is the Program Supervisor for...
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