Pharmacists’ Participation in Executions

The Advocates for Human Rights' Rosalyn Park, the organization's director of research and acting director of its Women's Human Rights Program, testified yesterday, December 10, 2014 (coincidentally International Human Rights Day) to the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy regarding pharmacist participation in executions. "My name is Rosalyn Park, and I’m the Research Director at The Advocates … Continue reading Pharmacists’ Participation in Executions

Torture Done in Our Name

The long-secret “torture report” from the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is out. Sort of. The full report, still classified, is 6700 pages of “comprehensive and excruciating detail.” What we got on December 9 was a mere 525 pages of Findings and Conclusions and Executive Summary. Even with lots of names and details neatly blacked … Continue reading Torture Done in Our Name

Official Statement to U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary: Keep Families Together

Below is The Advocates for Human Rights' official statement submitted to the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary, December 10 (International Human Rights Day), 2014. Hearing on Keeping Families Together: The President's Executive Action on Immigration and the Need to Pass Comprehensive Reform "The Advocates for Human Rights is a nongovernmental, nonprofit organization dedicated … Continue reading Official Statement to U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary: Keep Families Together

Immigration Officers Illegally Deporting People

Maria de la Paz, a U.S. citizen, was deported when the immigration agent who interviewed her assumed she was not born in the United States because she couldn't speak to him in English. Eventually, the U.S. government recognized her citizenship and issued her a passport, but only after her attorney filed a habeas petition on her behalf. … Continue reading Immigration Officers Illegally Deporting People

UN Experts Concerned over Outcome of Michael Brown and Eric Garner Cases

GENEVA (5 December 2014) – A group of United Nations experts on minority issues, racism, people of African descent, the right to peaceful assembly, and on extrajudicial executions have expressed “legitimate concerns” over the decision not to bring to trial the cases of Michael Brown and Eric Garner in the United States. The human rights … Continue reading UN Experts Concerned over Outcome of Michael Brown and Eric Garner Cases

“I Can’t Breathe”

Eric Garner's final words: "Get away [garbled] for what? Every time you see me, you want to mess with me. I'm tired of it. It stops today. Why would you...? Everyone standing here will tell you I didn't do nothing. I did not sell nothing. Because every time you see me, you want to harass … Continue reading “I Can’t Breathe”