Risking it all for Human Rights

Remarks from volunteer Gretchen Piper Collectively, we risked nothing in attending tonight’s event—in coming together to advocate for others. People around the world risk everything. In July, Julianne and I attended a conference in Zagreb, the capital and largest city in Croatia. The conference was called by The Advocates for Human Rights. We were part … Continue reading Risking it all for Human Rights

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Remembering the Origins of WATCH

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, as well as the month in which Sheila Wellstone and her husband Sen. Paul Wellstone died in the crash of a small airplane in 2002. For those who knew her, the two are forever linked, because Sheila was a leader in bringing awareness to the crushing impact of domestic … Continue reading Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Remembering the Origins of WATCH

The Rights of Children Whose Parents Are Sentenced to Death – The Case of Tunisia

As a longtime practicing attorney in the United States, I spent much of my professional career working on cases related to criminal justice, including prison conditions and the death penalty. My death penalty work brought me in contact with The Advocates for Human Rights several years ago, when I had the opportunity to write a … Continue reading The Rights of Children Whose Parents Are Sentenced to Death – The Case of Tunisia

The Fight Against the Death Penalty Continues

In May 2019, the United Nations Human Rights Council held its 33rd session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), as part of the third cycle of the review process. The UPR examines the status and progress of human rights in all 193 member countries of the United Nations. (For more information about the UPR, check … Continue reading The Fight Against the Death Penalty Continues