Biennial Discussion on the Question of the Death Penalty: Research Discredits Claims That the Death Penalty Deters Crime

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In advance of the Biennial High-level Discussion on the Question of the Death Penalty during the upcoming 46th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, The Advocates and partners submitted a joint written statement refuting the idea that the death penalty deters crime. The panel discussion at the United Nations, which takes place tomorrow (February 23, 2021) aims to expose human rights … Continue reading Biennial Discussion on the Question of the Death Penalty: Research Discredits Claims That the Death Penalty Deters Crime

A Day in the Life of an International Justice Program Intern: Learning About LGBTI Rights, Systemic Racism, and More

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Sarah Borden took a break from her studies at Yale to intern with The Advocates' International Justice Program. Read about her experience here.

The Role of Lawyers in Human Rights Advocacy Work

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When I began law school, I knew that I would like to one day work in advocacy or human rights work, preferably in the space of international law. While I was aware of organizations like The Advocates for Human Rights where these kinds of legal positions were available, I did not really understand the role … Continue reading The Role of Lawyers in Human Rights Advocacy Work

Live from Geneva! The Pandemic Won’t Stop The Advocates’ Human Rights Advocacy: What You Need to Know about the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 36th Session

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A wide view during the 19th Session Human Rights Council. 15 March 2012. Photo by Jean-Marc FerrŽ The next two weeks are exciting times to be engaged in human rights advocacy, and you can be a part of it, helping to amplify the voices of The Advocates For Human Rights, our clients, and our partners around the world.  Three times a year, the … Continue reading Live from Geneva! The Pandemic Won’t Stop The Advocates’ Human Rights Advocacy: What You Need to Know about the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 36th Session

Remote Volunteers Help NGOs Engage with the United Nations

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Civil society organizations play a crucial role in human rights monitoring at the United Nations. The mission of the United Nations – to monitor, protect, and advance human rights around the world – is best carried out when civil society actively participates. Non-governmental organizations, activists, and academics provide valuable information about human rights violations that … Continue reading Remote Volunteers Help NGOs Engage with the United Nations

Turkey in Danger of Returning to the Death Penalty

On the heels of the July 2016 attempted coup, Turkish officials expressed their intention to reinstate the death penalty for “child killers” and terrorists. The Deputy of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) threatened that the government would introduce a bill calling for the execution of rebel soldiers involved in the coup. President Erdogan … Continue reading Turkey in Danger of Returning to the Death Penalty