Joint NGO Statement of Support on the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation

Human Rights to Water and Sanitation As the UN General Assembly continues its deliberations on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, we the undersigned organizations call on UN Member States to further the understanding of these human rights and bring them in line with the realities of implementation. We support the current  More»

Special Rapporteur on Transitional Justice Pablo de Greiff publishes report on the guarantees of non-recurrence

In this report, the Special Rapporteur elaborates on the main elements of a framework for designing State policies regarding “guarantees of non-recurrence”. Offering conceptual clarity to the term “guarantees of non-recurrence”, the Special Rapporteur suggests structuring such policies around three main spheres of intervention. At the level of official State institutions, the report begins with  More»

Press Release: Groundbreaking Rendition Case to be Heard by African Commission: Human Rights Organizations Confront Djibouti’s Role in the C.I.A. Rendition Program

      EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE: November 1, 2013, 12:01 GMT US Contacts:                Margaret Satterthwaite: +1-347-277-5035 / or Veerle Opgenhaffen: +1-212-992-8186 / Europe Contact:          Greg McEwan: +44 7824 332 484 / GROUNDBREAKING RENDITION CASE TO BE HEARD BY AFRICAN COMMISSION Human rights organizations confront Djibouti’s role in the C.I.A. rendition program (BANJUL,  More»

Menaces de Mort: Un Avocat Haïtien Defenseur des Droits de L’home Fait Face:La Global Justice Clinic de NYU lance un appel à la protection par l’ONU des défenseurs des droits de l’Homme en Haïti

COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE – POUR DIFFUSION IMMEDIATE A 6:30 (GMT – 5), le 23 octobre 2013 Contact: Margaret L. Satterthwaite, / +1-212-998-6657 / + 1-347-277-5035 MENACES DE MORT : UN AVOCAT HAÏTIEN DEFENSEUR DES DROITS DE L’HOMME FAIT FACE La Global Justice Clinic de NYU lance un appel à la protection par l’ONU des défenseurs  More»

Nourishing Change: Fulfilling the Right to Food in the United States

The United States is facing a food security crisis: Today, one in six Americans lives in a household that cannot afford adequate food. Of these 50 million individuals, 17 million are children.  Food insecurity in the United States is not the result of a shortage of food or of resources; it is the result of  More»