Events Calendar


Webinar Wednesdays! UPR Webinar #1

Date: Jul 10, 2019 15:00:00 to 16:00

Please join us on Wednesday, July 10 to learn about how the human rights framework and the Universal Periodic Review can amplify your issue and be used as tools for justice. 


June 10, 2019 - 3:00 PM ET / 12:00PM PT

Join us for an introductory webinar to answer the questions:

“How can I hold the government accountable for its flagrant violations of human rights?”
“How does the human rights framework relate to my issue?”
“Why should I internationalize my issue?”
“Why should I engage with the United Nations?”
“What is the Universal Periodic Review?”
“How can I get involved with the Universal Periodic Review?”

USHRN Deputy Director Salimah Hankins and independent expert Joshua Cooper will offer an introduction to the human rights framework, international mechanisms, and the Universal Periodic Review. 

This webinar is the first in a series of six webinars from July through September on the Universal Periodic Review. Each webinar will become gradually more specific and technical, aimed at assisting NGOs and activists with drafting their own stakeholder reports for the upcoming Universal Periodic Review of the United States. 

The July 10th webinar is open to the public including non-members. 

Please register for the call here.

Click to watch a short video of Malcolm X discussing the value of the human rights framework and the internationalization of issues.

“There are many of our people who are thinking more deeply and more broadly, and are beginning to see the importance of lifting [our issues] out of the national or domestic context, beyond the jurisdiction of the United States government. The only way this can be done is by internationalizing the problem and putting it at a level where it can be taken into the United Nations. Then, all of the other independent nations on this earth can involve themselves in our struggle and support us.” - Malcom X