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USHRN Report: 2018 Status of Human Rights in the US

ushrn_report_2018_1The US Human Rights Network (USHRN) is pleased to release its seventh annual report on the status of human rights in the United States on December 10th in honor of Human Rights Day.

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New Protest Restrictions Mean Human Rights Violations by U.S.

2017-01-20_12.29.52Nineteen U.S. states have introduced bills since President Trump’s election victory that threaten the right to peaceful assembly. At least fifteen bills are deemed “anti-protest,” or downright unconstitutional by the ACLU. 

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TREATY BODIES LOOK AT U.S. PROGRESS ON TORTURE AND RACIAL DISCRIMINATION

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This post follows up both Risa Kaufman's earlier post on UN Special Procedures and the U.S. visit and Martha Davis' post on two writings that take a critical look at the use of Special Procedures.   

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Video of the IACHR Hearing on Access to Water (April 4, 2016)

On April 4, 2016, members of the USHRN-convened National Human Rights to Water and Sanitation Coalition testified at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on violations of the human rights to water and sanitation in the United States. Watch the video of the hearing below:

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Analysis: Human rights treaty provides a tool to fight racial bias

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This election year, a number of our presidential hopefuls seem to acknowledge that the criminal legal system is broken.

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Press of UNWGEPAD Visit

international-decade1Press coverage from the US visit by the United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent.

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Human Rights Experts: Close Guantanamo Bay

On 14th Anniversary, Human Right Experts Release Open Letter on Guantanamo

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The Right to Just and Favorable Conditions of Work: Black Workers for Justice

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UDHR Campaign 2015 - The Right to Just and Favorable Conditions of Work: Black Workers For Justice

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#HRC30: Opening Statement by the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Opening Statement by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein at the 30th session of the Human Rights Council

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US Government Responds to UPR Recommendations

US Government Responds to UPR Recommendations

Today, the U.S. Government released its addendum to the UPR Report. This document is a response to the 343 recommendations made by the UN Human Rights Council during the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the U.S. in May 2015. These responses will be formerly adopted at the UN on September 24, 2015. It was posted here and you can read the details below.

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2015 UPR Recommendations by the Numbers

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On May 11, 2015 the United States human rights record was reviewed by the United Nations Human Rights Council during the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), which resulted in 348 recommendations...


MOREABOUT AN OVERVIEW OF THE UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL (UPR) RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE US »»

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The U.S. Government’s Record on Human Rights

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On Friday, Baltimore state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby declared that six police officers will face criminal charges including second degree heart murder, manslaughter, assault and false imprisonment for their role in the arrest and homicide of 25-year-old African American Freddie Gray.

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Special Rapporteur on Torture's Thematic Report on Children Deprived of Liberty

Special Rapporteur on Torture’s March 2015 thematic report on Children Deprived of Liberty 

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List of issues in relation to the fourth periodic report of the United States of America (CCPR/C/USA/4 and Corr. 1), adopted by the Committee at its 107th session (2013)

The List of Issues consists of 27 questions that the U.S. Government was called upon to address in writing and in person before the UN Human Rights Committee as part of the review process for the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in October 2013.

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2001 Concluding Observations of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination: United States of America

Concluding observations and comments issued by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in response to the U.S. Government initial

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