• CLE Registration: “Know Your Economic Human Rights” 

    CLE Registration: “Know Your Economic Human Rights”  The International Committee’s annual CLE will take place on Thursday, August 4 from 1 pm to 5 pm, featuring noted experts Jeanne Mirer, Andrew Reid, Eric Tars, and more! The program will focus on economic human rights, their scope and application, relevant human rights conventions and treaties, and […]

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  • Video: IACHR hearing highlights human right to water in the United States

    The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights convened a hearing on April 4 on the Right to Water in the United States, following a petition from the US Human Rights Network and the Right to Water Coalition.  The hearing took place in Washington, DC, during the 157th Period of Sessions of the Inter-American Commission and addressed issues […]

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  • U.S. Grassroots Groups file Request for Hearing on Right to Water and Sanitation at International Human Rights Commission

    Washington, DC – July 29, 2015 – Yesterday, on the 5th Anniversary of the UN General Assembly resolution on the human right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation, the US Human Rights Network, along with more than twenty U.S. grassroots and national groups including the National Lawyers Guild, individuals, and universities filed a […]

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  • UN Human Rights Committee Calls for Closing Guantanamo, Helping Katrina Victims

    By Ann Fagan Ginger, Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute The UN Human Rights Committee, with members from every region of the world, met in July in Geneva and listened to representatives of 40 U.S. Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), who described specific human rights problems in the U.S. since 9/11, including the treatment of Katrina victims and Guantanamo […]

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  • Responses to the U.S. Report to the UN Human Rights Committee

    By Ann Schneider, National Lawyers Guild-New York City Chapter The new UN subcommittee of the NLG International Committee initiated a diverse panel discussion at the United Nations Church Center in New York City on March 23rd. The event was organized from Maryland by Curtis Cooper with the assistance of John Kim, Olivia Kraus, Shashi Kara, […]

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