Why is U.S. Border Patrol Shooting Rock-Throwing Teenagers?

Amy Bergquist, staff attorney with The Advocates for Human Rights, is in Geneva this week for the United Nations Human Rights Committee’s review of the United States’ human rights record. She is part of a delegation coordinated by the U.S. Human Rights Network, a network of organizations and individuals working to build and strengthen a … Continue reading Why is U.S. Border Patrol Shooting Rock-Throwing Teenagers?

Paving Pathways for Justice & Accountability: New Tools for Diaspora Communities

Human rights advocacy takes many forms, and human rights activists can be found in every corner of the world.  Tremendous advancements in technology and communication have allowed activists to form strong international networks and to share emerging information about human rights abuses almost as soon as they happen.  These advancements have fundamentally changed the way … Continue reading Paving Pathways for Justice & Accountability: New Tools for Diaspora Communities

U.S. Human Rights Record Undergoes International Scrutiny

Amy Bergquist, staff attorney with The Advocates for Human Rights, is in Geneva this week for the United Nations Human Rights Committee’s review of the United States’ human rights record. She is part of a delegation coordinated by the U.S. Human Rights Network, a network of organizations and individuals working to build and strengthen a … Continue reading U.S. Human Rights Record Undergoes International Scrutiny

The Advocates’ Experts at UN’s Commission on the Status of Women’s 58th Session

Work around the world on violence against women featured Women's human rights experts from The Advocates for Human Rights are participating and presenting at the 58th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, being held this week in New York. In conjunction with the session, The Advocates held “Monitoring Implementation of Domestic … Continue reading The Advocates’ Experts at UN’s Commission on the Status of Women’s 58th Session

Live from Geneva! It’s Crunch Time for the UN’s Examination of the U.S. Human Rights Record

The Advocates for Human Rights has a booth at the Minnesota State Fair every year. We have a wheel that fairgoers spin to take a shot at answering a question on a human rights topic. Last year, one question was a real stumper: “When will the United Nations next review the human rights record of … Continue reading Live from Geneva! It’s Crunch Time for the UN’s Examination of the U.S. Human Rights Record