Oct 04, 2023
ACLU Responds to United Nations Reports on Policing and Racial Justice
GENEVA — Two United Nations reports detailing the ways in which systemic racism infects every facet of our criminal legal system in the United States will be presented before the...
May 08, 2023
United Nations Experts Urge Officials to Confront Institutional Racism After First U.S. Fact-Finding Visit Since Murder of George Floyd
NEW YORK ­— At the end of a 12-day-long fact-finding visit to the United States, two United Nations experts on racial justice concluded that authorities must adopt a human right...
Issue Areas: Human Rights
Mar 28, 2023
Members of Congress Join Rights Groups in Urging White House to Study Creating National Human Rights Institution
Second Summit for Democracy Provides Venue for Promoting Human Rights at Home, Groups Say
Issue Areas: Human Rights
Mar 22, 2023
As Tear Gas Injures More Than 119,000 People, Researchers Call for Crowd-Control Weapons Regulations: Report
The most comprehensive study on crowd-control weapons to date documents severe harms to health and human rights resulting from protest abuses by law enforcement
Issue Areas: Human Rights
Dec 15, 2022
Broad Coalition of Civil Society Organizations Calls on the Biden Administration to Launch Effort to Explore Establishing a National Human Rights Body
NEW YORK — A coalition of civil and human rights and social justice groups and academic partners called on the Biden administration today to establish a presidential commission t...
Issue Areas: Human Rights
Dec 05, 2022
ACLU Statement on United Nations Permanent Forum on People of African Descent
GENEVA — The following statement is from Jamil Dakwar, director of the ACLU’s Human Rights Program, on the first session of the Permanent Forum on People of African Descent: ...
Issue Areas: Human Rights
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