The Advocates for Human Rights Addresses Systemic Racism in US Policing Before Two UN Bodies

The flag of the United Nations In 2013, the UN General Assembly proclaimed the International Decade for Persons of African Descent, to be observed from 2015 to 2024. More than halfway through the Decade, little progress has been made toward addressing the systemic racism faced by people of African descent in the US and around the world. As … Continue reading The Advocates for Human Rights Addresses Systemic Racism in US Policing Before Two UN Bodies

Why Pompeo’s Commission on Unalienable Rights Is Wrong

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently unveiled the draft report of the Commission on Unalienable Rights (Commission). During the event at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia (“a place intentionally chosen”, even if it is currently closed to the public), Secretary Pompeo gave a speech entitled “Unalienable Rights and the Securing of Freedom”.    “And it’s important – it’s important for every American, for every American diplomat, … Continue reading Why Pompeo’s Commission on Unalienable Rights Is Wrong

Angela Liu: Celebrating the Work of Our Volunteers

Volunteer attorney for The Advocates For Human Rights, Angela Liu, at the United Nations Angela Liu, a Chicago-based lawyer at Dechert, is one of the many inspiring volunteers that make the work of The Advocates for Human Rights possible. While Liu is a partner in Dechert’s Trial, Investigations and Securities team, she also has an impressive pro bono practice, devoting hundreds of hours a year to helping … Continue reading Angela Liu: Celebrating the Work of Our Volunteers

Joan Kuriansky: Celebrating the Work of Our Volunteers

Joan Kuriansky, The Advocates For Human Rights Volunteer Award Recipient The work done by The Advocates for Human Rights is fueled by its team of talented volunteers. One of these volunteers is Joan Kuriansky, a Washington D.C.­–based lawyer, with a strong commitment to women’s rights work, domestic violence issues, and human rights advocacy. Kuriansky began … Continue reading Joan Kuriansky: Celebrating the Work of Our Volunteers

Updates – Supporting Victim/Survivors of Domestic Violence during the COVID-19 Pandemic

What's New? The following article provides updates to our previous blog published March 26, 2020. On April 30, 2020, Governor Walz issued Executive Order 20-48, which extended the Stay Home Order until May 18. The order is intended to continue to slow the spread of the virus, while allowing some people to return to work. … Continue reading Updates – Supporting Victim/Survivors of Domestic Violence during the COVID-19 Pandemic

This is No Ordinary Mother’s Day

Sarah Brenes with her mother, a nurse, on "Take Your Daughter to Work Day" This is my first Mother’s Day without my mama. I am reminded of her every day, as I follow the news about healthcare professionals on the frontline of caring for the sick and neighbors making masks. My mom was a nurse and … Continue reading This is No Ordinary Mother’s Day