Establishing the Death Penalty for Rape in Bangladesh Does Little to Protect Victims of Violence Against Women

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16 Days of Activism - November 25 through Human Rights Day, December 10 This October, a wave of protests and rallies spread across Bangladesh following several high-profile sexual assaults. In response, Bangladesh amended the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act to allow the death penalty for rape. This response from the government does not protect women victims of sexual assault, but rather deters them … Continue reading Establishing the Death Penalty for Rape in Bangladesh Does Little to Protect Victims of Violence Against Women

Celebrating Human Rights Day: Recover Better – Stand Up for Human Rights

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Each year on December 10, people all around the world celebrate Human Rights Day.  The date was chosen to honor the United Nations General Assembly's adoption on 10 December 1948 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the first global statement of international human rights principles. The UDHR was the first international document that spelled out the “basic civil, political, economic, social and … Continue reading Celebrating Human Rights Day: Recover Better – Stand Up for Human Rights

Bringing the worldwide movement to end the arbitrary death penalty to the U.S. Supreme Court

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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.

Activities for Human Rights Day 2015

Each year on December 10, people all around the world celebrate Human Rights Day.   The date was chosen to honor the United Nations General Assembly's adoption on 10 December 1948 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the first global statement of international human rights principles. This year's Human Rights Day is devoted to the launch of a year-long campaign … Continue reading Activities for Human Rights Day 2015

My run-in with hate speech at a Minnesota Vikings game

    The following opinion editorial written by The Advocates for Human Rights’ Refugee and Immigrant Program Director Deepinder Mayell was published in the December 9 Star Tribune.     It was my first Minnesota Vikings game and my first NFL game. I am not new to football, though. As an undergrad at Boston College, … Continue reading My run-in with hate speech at a Minnesota Vikings game