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The US Human Rights Network was formed to promote US accountability to universal human rights standards by building linkages between organizations and individuals. The Network strives to build a human rights culture in the United States that puts those directly affected by human rights violations, with a special emphasis on grassroots organizations and social movements, in a central leadership role. The Network also works towards connecting the US human rights movement with the broader US social justice movement and human rights movements around the world.

The principles that guide the Network and its member organizations and individuals are:

* Human rights are interdependent and universal

* Human rights include civil, political, economic,social, and cultural rights

* Human rights are protected through building socialmovements

* Human rights movements must ensure leadership by those directly affected

* Human rights advocacy must always respect the diversity within communities

* Human rights organizations must be financially responsible and accountable

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US Human RIghts Network

Promote US accountability to universal human rights standards by building linkages between organizations and individuals working on human rights issues in the United States; ...

Regions: United States

Issues: Discrimination, Humanitarian, Justice

4 members


US Human Rights Network Membership Skill Building and Training Conference Call

Local Implementation of the International Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) and its relationship with the Durban Review Conference (DRC) of the World Conferen...

Regions: United States

Issues: Discrimination, Racial discrimination


Stop Deportations to Haiti Today: Sign Online Petition

Demanded TPS (Temporary Protected Status) for Haitians, which was previously denied by the Bush administration....

Regions: United States

Issues: Immigration , Natural disasters

6 supporters


Episode 8: Human Rights in Crisis: Racial Profiling and Housing This eposide of our Podcast: No Retreat, No Compromise tackle's two topics. ...

Regions: United States

Issues: Housing, Police brutality, Poverty


International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

June 26 marks the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. The spotlight has been shining for months on U.S....

Regions: United States

Issues: Torture

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Housing Activist Arrested during demonstrations in New Orleans

Housing activist arrested during peaceful demonstrations in New Orleans against the illegal demolition of public housing.

Regions: United States

Issues: Arbitrary arrest, Housing, Racial discrimination

Witnessed: 12558 times


Stop the Public Housing Demolition in New Orleans

The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development is preparing to demolish more than 4,600 public housing units in New Orleans, a move that constitutes a major violation of human rights and will...

Regions: United States

Issues: Freedom of opinion & expression, Housing, Racial discrimination

5 supporters