At The Advocates for Human Rights, we envision a world where every person lives with dignity, freedom, justice, equality, and peace. As this year comes to a close, we know that there is still much to be done to reach that ideal. In 2019, we saw setbacks in asylum policy that put the lives of … Continue reading 20 Ways to Support Human Rights in 2020
The passage of the Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act ends nearly 30 years of "temporary" status for thousands of Liberians. Signed into law on December 20, 2019, LRIFA provides a singular ray of hope in an otherwise bleak immigration landscape. LRIFA means that many Liberians who have lived in limbo may now move forward toward permanent … Continue reading Understanding the Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act
On Wednesday, December 11, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing oral argument in a death penalty case called McKinney v. Arizona. With pro bono assistance from Dechert LLP, The Advocates for Human Rights and the World Coalition submitted an amicus curiae brief in support of the petitioner, James McKinney, who was sentenced to death in Arizona for his involvement in two 1991 murders. McKinney was 23 years old at the time of the crimes.