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This is a selection from a training call presented by the ICCPR Taskforce. This part of the recording goes through the steps of how to write an effective shadow report. It can be applied to the shadow reporting process in general (not specific to the ICCPR). Presenters include Amy Bergquist of The Advocates for Human Rights and Jamil Dakwar, of the…
 
The ICCPR Taskforce wants to take the anxiety out of creating this important advocacy tool by providing a detailed walk-through of how to write a report, how to frame your issue, and where to gather supporting information. ICCPR veterans and experts will be on hand to take your questions.
 
The US Human Rights Network is working to promote full implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) by educating the public about the U.S. Government obligations under the treaty and by engaging community groups in the effective use of the treaty to promote human rights at home. This year, 2013, the US governme…
 
On January 21st, President Barack Obama was inaugurated for his second term. In this podcast we look at human rights in the United States, and what human rights defenders are calling for in President Obama’s second term.First we speak with Ejim Dike, Executive Director of the US Human Rights Network about the Network’s 2012 Human Rights Status Repo…
 
The US Human Rights Network and the ICCPR Task Force hosted a webinar on October 24th on how social justice groups can engage the ICCPR review process of the United States. Patrick Mutzenberg, director of the Geneva-based Centre for Civil and Political Rights, gave the main presentation.
 
In this month’s podcast we speak with Saladin Muhammad about the Southern Worker’s Assembly, a gathering to advance a social justice labor movement in the south. We also speak with Adrian Bernal about the recent Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity. The Caravan toured the U.S. to engage in dialogue about alternatives to the war on drugs.…
 
In this episode of our podcast we have a report on the recent hunger strike by solitary confinement inmates in Georgia. Azadeh Shashahani, the National Security and Immigrants' Rights Project Director for the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Georgia joins us to talk about their call to end 287g, the Supreme Court ruling on Arizona’s SB1…
 
The US Human Rights Network hosted a webinar in partnership with Prometheus Radio Project on August 21, 2012 to share information about how community groups can start their own low power FM community radio stations.Jeff Rousset of Prometheus Radio Project shared the history of Low Power FM (LPFM) radio stations, the larger media context in the U.S,…
 
On June 28, 2012 the Supreme Court issued its decision upholding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act! This decision means that millions of people in the United States, many who were previously denied healthcare, will have an opportunity to access health insurance. The Supreme Court decision is a victory for the millions who will now ga…
 
In our June podcast we discuss Rio +20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. Monique Harden, Co-executive Director of the Advocates for Environmental Human Rights and Andrea Carmen, Executive Director of the International Indian Treaty Council share their goals for Rio+20, their concerns around the proposal for a green economy,…
 
In this month's podcast, we speak to Andrea Carmen of the International Indian Treaty Council and Tupac Enrique Acosta of TONATIERRA about Indigenous Rights, the Doctrine of Discovery, The UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, James Anaya, official visit to the Unites States, and the 11th session of the Permanent Forum on Indig…
 
In this month’s podcast, The US Human Rights Network’s Sacajawea Hall speaks with Andrea Carmen of the International Indian Treaty Council about the upcoming visit of the UN expert on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. We also speak with Gerald Lenoir, Executive Director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration about their mission and the upcoming…
 
Malcolm Suber, with United New Orleans Front, speaks on the recent murders of Black youth in New Orleans, Louisiana in February and March of 2012 and what the United New Orleans Front is doing and demanding to secure justice and restitution for the families and community.
 
Connecting the Dots: the Occupy Movement and the Struggle for Economic, Social and Cultural RightsThe Occupy Movement, which burst on the scene in September 2011, and quickly spread throughout the United States and the world, is an expression of the growing outrage that working people of all races and nationalities have against their growing immise…
 
For this month’s podcast we celebrate International women’s day by highlighting the work of two organizations, The Center for Women’s Global Leadership and SPARK, Reproductive Justice Now! The Network’s membership coordinator, Sacajawea Hall, speaks with the two women about current human rights issues facing women in the US and the work women are d…
 
This podcast highlights the work of two organizations as we speak with Tupac Enrique Acosta about TONATIERRA in Phoenix, Arizona and Chris Crass about the Catalyst Project in San Francisco, California. TONATIERRA is continuing the fight against racial profiling and the denial of the right to education for Chicano/Mexicano and Indigenous peoples in …
 
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