Over 600 Groups And Families Of People Killed By Police Call For UN Investigation

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Above photo: The protests against police violence in the wake of Michael Brown’s death by Jewel Samad/Getty.

June 8, 2020

To Members of the United Nations Human Rights Council

Re: Request for the Convening of a Special Session on the Escalating Situation of Police
Violence and Repression of Protests in the United States

Excellencies,

The undersigned family members of victims of police killings and civil society organizations from around the world, call on member states of the UN Human Rights Council to urgently convene a Special Session on the situation of human rights in the United States in order to respond to the unfolding grave human rights crisis borne out of the repression of nationwide protests. The recent protests erupted on May 26 in response to the police murder of George Floyd
in Minneapolis, Minnesota, which was only one of a recent string of unlawful killings of unarmed Black people by police and armed white vigilantes.

We are deeply concerned about the escalation in violent police responses to largely peaceful protests in the United States, which included the use of rubber bullets, tear gas, pepper spray and in some cases live ammunition, in violation of international standards on the use of force and management of assemblies including recent U.N. Guidance on Less Lethal Weapons.

Additionally, we are greatly concerned that rather than using his position to serve as a force for calm and unity, President Trump has chosen to weaponize the tensions through his rhetoric, evidenced by his promise to seize authority from Governors who fail to take the most extreme tactics against protestors and to deploy federal armed forces against protestors (an action which would be of questionable legality).

Our greatest concern is that the violence and counter-violence are diverting the gaze of the global community away from the pain being expressed by a nation in mourning over the callous manner of the 8 minutes and 46 seconds that ended George Floyd’s life while a group of police stood and watched, about the death of more than 100,000 souls from the coronavirus – disproportionately killing Black, Brown and Indigenous Peoples – and about how injustice never ends and equality never comes. There is serious concern that the tear gas and police-induced havoc will obscure the legitimate passion of these demonstrations. The voices of the demonstrators must be heard. Their demand is that the endemic racism, hatred, fear and disparity finally be confronted.

News media reported that seven people were struck by gunfire at a protest in Louisville; at least one person – David McAtee, who was serving food to protesters at a demonstration – was killed by police gunfire in Kentucky. In Ohio, pepper spray was used on large crowds. Reports by
journalists on social media indicate that rubber bullets were used in numerous places, including  Phoenix, Arizona, Los Angeles, California, Atlanta, Georgia, and Minneapolis, Minnesota.

According to the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, there have been “at least 200 reported incidents of journalists covering the protests being physically attacked, intimidated or arbitrarily arrested, despite their press credentials being clearly visible.” The police arrested more than 11,000 people across the United States.

Furthermore, it appears that police departments across the United States, backed by federal government agencies (like CBP, which regularly violates civil and human rights), are escalating the situation with further militarization and excessive use of force against protesters. We note with particular concern the deployment of at least 62,000 National Guard soldiers in two dozen states, the encouragement of the use of violence and mass arrests by President Donald Trump on social media, and his labeling of the protesters as “terrorists.” Several cities around the country have imposed sweeping night curfews that triggered further inflammation of the atmosphere and create yet another justification for additional police violence and arrests.

It is well established that neither the use of violence by a small number of people or damage to property suspend the right to protest of all those gathered and do not provide a license to escalate police responses and use of excessive or deadly force. In all circumstances, the police response must remain within the limits of the law and seek to de-escalate situations rather than inflame them by resorting to life-threatening weapons.

The right to peaceful assembly and demonstration must be protected. This mandate is even more compelling with regard to the rights of minority communities, especially people of African descent, to speak out against racist practices they have endured for centuries. Recent police killings of unarmed Black people as well as police use of excessive force and repression of protests violate United States obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT), and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD).

Finally, the massive use of less-lethal weapons is compounded by the fact that the United States is one of the worst-hit countries by the global pandemic. Health experts warned that the use of tear gas may place individuals at a higher risk of contracting a respiratory illness and can have long-term effects on respiratory function. We are also concerned that mass arrests and detention of protesters will only exacerbate the risk of infection in jails that are already an epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.

In light of these grave concerns, the undersigned urge the members of the U.N. Human Rights Council to convene a special session of the HRC in order to respond appropriately to this situation of escalating human right abuses with the aim of mandating an independent inquiry into:

▪ the recent history of racist policing in cities across the country that continues with seeming impunity from the killing of Michael Brown and the repression of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, to the murder of George Floyd.

▪ allegations of excessive use of force against peaceful protesters and journalists in the demonstrations in U.S. cities since the murder of George Floyd.

The inquiry should report its findings to the Human Rights Council and should include recommendations on how to ensure that the United States upholds its human rights obligations, including in the context of policing, protests and assemblies. Further, the report should address the responsibility of the United States to end impunity for police violence and other serious human rights violations through appropriate disciplinary actions, prosecutions and fair trials.

The Council should call on the United States to give those conducting this inquiry, as well as other U.N. officials (including special procedures mandate holders), full and unrestricted access to interview witnesses, including members of the police, to inspect places of detention, and to monitor trials related to the protests and their aftermath.

Family members of victims of police violence who have endorsed this letter: Philonise Floyd and Quincy Mason, brother and son of George Floyd,  Tamika Palmer, mother of Breonna Taylor,Valerie Castile, mother of Philando Castile,  Lezley McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown

Signatories, in alphabetical order:
Ability Society of Kenya
Access Now
Action Canada for Sexual
Health and Rights
ActionAid International
Ad-Hoc Work GroupMinnesota Re: US
Compliance with Human
Rights Treaties
Adalah Justice Project
Adalah: The Legal Center
for Arab Minority Rights in
Israel
Advocacy Without Borders
Advocates for Human
Rights
Advocating Opportunity
Africa Solidarity Centre
Ireland
African American Center
on Global Politics and
Human Rights (CHR)
African Voices Forum Ltd.
African Youth Abroad
Empowerment
AFROAMERICAS
AfroFem Koop
AfroResistance
Aging People in Prison
Human Rights Campaign
AIDS Information Centre –
Uganda
Al-Awda, Palestine Right
to Return Coalition
Al-Haq Organization
Al-Marsad – Arab Human
Rights Centre in Golan
Heights
All Under One Roof
Allard K. Lowenstein
International Human Rights
Clinic, Yale Law School
Alliance Against Racial
Profiling
Alliance for Humane
Biotechnology
ALQST for Human Rights
Alquimia Global
Amazon Watch
American Association of
People with Disabilities
American Civil Liberties
Union (ACLU)
4
American Civil Liberties
Union of Alabama
American Civil Liberties
Union of Arizona
American Civil Liberties
Union of D.C.
American Civil Liberties
Union of Delaware
American Civil Liberties
Union of Florida
American Civil Liberties
Union of Georgia
American Civil Liberties
Union of Hawaii
American Civil Liberties
Union of Idaho
American Civil Liberties
Union of Indiana
American Civil Liberties
Union of Kansas
American Civil Liberties
Union of Kentucky
American Civil Liberties
Union of Louisiana
American Civil Liberties
Union of Maine
American Civil Liberties
Union of Massachusetts
American Civil Liberties
Union of Maryland
American Civil Liberties
Union of Minnesota
American Civil Liberties
Union of Nevada
American Civil Liberties
Union of New Hampshire
American Civil Liberties
Union of New Jersey
American Civil Liberties
Union of New Mexico
American Civil Liberties
Union of Northern
California
American Civil Liberties
Union of North Carolina
American Civil Liberties
Union of Oregon
American Civil Liberties
Union of Pennsylvania
American Civil Liberties
Union of Puerto Rico
American Civil Liberties
Union of San Diego &
Imperial Counties
American Civil Liberties
Union of South Carolina
American Civil Liberties
Union of Southern
California
American Civil Liberties
Union of Tennessee
American Civil Liberties
Union of Texas
American Civil Liberties
Union of Vermont
American Civil Liberties
Union of Virginia
American Civil Liberties
Union of West Virginia
American Civil Liberties
Union of Wisconsin
American Constitution
Society
American Friends Service
Committee
Americans for Democracy
& Human Rights in
Bahrain (ADHRB)
AMIMO
Another Gulf Is Possible
Appalachian Prison Book
Project
Plataforma Latinoamerica
de Personas que Ejercen el
Trabajo Sexual
(PLAPERTS)
APRODEH
ARC.Gambia
Arizona Justice Alliance
Arizona State University
School of Social
Transformation (ASU SST)
Art and Resistance Through
Education (ARTE)
ARTICLE 19
Arundel Metrics
Asociación Azul
Asociación de Mujeres
Trabajadores Sexuales
LIQUIDAMBAR
Asociación Pro Derechos
Humanos (APRODEH)
Asociación Pro Derechos
Humanos de España
Association ANNA
Association for Civil Rights
in Israel
5
Association of Elder
Complete Count
Committees
Association Tunisienne de
Défense des Libertés
Individuelles
Aucune
August Third Collective
NAIM
Autistic Minority
International
Autistic Self Advocacy
Network
Autistic Women &
Nonbinary Network
Awaken
AwokeNet
Bahrain Institute for Rights
and Democracy
BALI
Best Practices Policy
Project
BIWOC Rising
Black Administrators in
Child Welfare
Black AIDS Institute
Black and Brown Activism
Defense Collective
(BBADC)
Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter to
Wisconsin Unitarian
Universalists
Black Women’s Blueprint
Blacks in law Enforcement
of America
Blessed Deliverance
Missionary Baptist Church
BLMSKC
Bridging the Gap in
Virginia
Brown Dog
Consulting/Lotus Circle
Buddhist Peace Fellowship
Byrd Barr Place
California Association of
Health Facilities
Campaign for Youth Justice
Canadian Alliance for Sex
Work Law Reform
Canadian Civil Liberties
Association
Canadian Lawyers for
International Human Rights
Cardozo Law Institute in
Holocaust and Human
Rights (CLIHHR)
Casa San Jose
Center for Constitutional
Rights (CCR)
Center for Genetics and
Society
Center for Hunger-Free
Communities at Drexel
University
Center for International
Environmental Law
Center for Justice and
Accountability
Center for Justice and
International Law (CEJIL)
Center for Media and
Democracy
Center for Pan-African
Affairs
Center for Reproductive
Rights
Center for the Human
Rights of Users and
Survivors of Psychiatry
Center for Victims of
Torture
Center for Women’s Health
& Human Rights, Suffolk
University
Center on Law, Inequality
and Metro Equity
Central Arizona National
Lawyers Guild
Central Coast Alliance
United for a Sustainable
Economy
Centre de Tunis pour la
Liberté de la Presse
Centre for Civil and
Political Rights
Centre for Human Rights
Law, SOAS, University of
London
Centro de Capacitación
Social de Panamá
Centro de Derechos de
Mujeres (CDM)
Centro de Derechos y
Desarrollo (CEDAL)
6
Centro de Estudios Legales
y Sociales
Centro de Investigación y
Promoción de los Derechos
Humanos (CIPRODEH)
Centro Nicaraguense de
Derechos Humanos
(CENIDH)
Centro para la Accion
Legal en Derechos
Humanos (CALDH)
Center for Health and
Gender Equity (CHANGE)
Chicago Alliance Against
Racist and Political
Repression
Chicago Anti Eviction
Campaign NFP
Chicago Coalition for the
Homeless
Chicago Independent
Human Rights Council
China Labour Bulletin
Citizens for Global
Solutions, Minnesota
City of Eugene Community
Development
City of Milwaukee Equal
Rights Commission
CivicLab, Inc.
Civil Liberties Defense
Center
Civil Rights and Equal
Development Foundation,
DECIDE
Clean Water for North
Carolina
Climate Defense Project
Clínica de Asistencia Legal
de la Escuela de Derecho
de la Universidad de Puerto
Rico
Coaching for Healing,
Justice and Liberation
Coalición de Derechos
Humanos
Coalition Ending GenderBased Violence
Coalition of Organized
Residents of East Liberty
Coalition Tunisienne
Contre la Peine de Mort
(CTCPM)
Coalizão Negra por
Direitos
Colectivo de Abogados
José Alvear Restrepo
(CAJAR)
Coletivo GRITO
Collectif Afro-Swiss
Collectif Vérité et Justice
pour Nathalie
Colour of Poverty – Colour
of Change (COP-COC)
Columbia Law School
Human Rights Clinic
Columbia Law School
Human Rights Institute
Comisión de Derechos
Humanos de El Salvador
Comisión Ecuménica de
Derechos Humanos
Comisión Mexicana de
Defensa y Promoción de
los Derechos Humanos
Comisión Nacional de los
Derechos Humanos
Command Attention, LLC.
Committee on the
Administration of Justice
Community Enterprise &
Solidarity Economy Clinic
Community Healing
Network, Inc.
Community Justice Project
Concerned Families of
Westchester
Conectas Direitos Humanos
Congregation of the
Passion
Connecticut Legal Rights
Project
Cook Ross Inc.
Cornell Gender Justice
Clinic
Cornell International
Human Rights Clinic:
Litigation and Advocacy
Cossart-Daly Law, A.P.C.
Council of Agencies
Serving South Asians
(CASSA)
Covington May P.C.
Coyote RI
Creative Educators
International Network, Inc.
Cuba Sí Coalition
7
Cultural Survival
December 12th Movement
International Secretariat
Delta Sigma Theta
Sorority, Inc.
DemCast USA
Desiree Alliance
Dignité Impact
Disability Rights Fund, Inc.
Disability Rights
Washington
Disciples LGBTQ +
AllianceQ
DITSHWANELO – The
Botswana Centre for
Human Rights
Domestic Violence Project
at the Urban Justice Center
Dôobôot Radio
Drug Policy Alliance
Earth Guardians Bay Area
Crew
EarthRights International
East Bay Meditation Center
ECPAT – USA
Egyptian Initiative for
Personal Rights
El Centro de la Raza
Empowered at Dusk
Women’s Association
Entropia Social, A.C.
Environmental Justice
Clinic, University of Miami
School of Law
Environmental Law and
Justice Clinic, Golden
University School of Law
Equal Justice Society
Equality Florida
Equality North Carolina
Equality Now
Equity Matters
European Network of
People of African Descent
(ENPAD)
European Network of
Women of African Descent
(ENWAD)
European Reparations
Commission (ERC)
Ex-Wenela Miners
Association of Zimbabwe
Extraordinary Lutheran
Ministries
Eyes Right Veteran’s
Foundation
Eyewitness Palestine
Faith In New Jersey
Faith in Public Life
Faith in the Streets
Faith in the Streets
First Peoples Worldwide
Florida State University
Foundation for Social
Development
Frantz Fanon Foundation
#FreeToo Rising
Free Speech For People
Freedom Network USA
Friends of Guest House
Front Line Defenders
Full Circle Strategies
Fund for Global Human
Rights
Fundación Regional de
Asesoría en Derechos
Humanos (Inredh)
Fundamedios
GAPIMNY – Empowering
Queer & Trans Asian
Pacific Islanders
Geneva International
Centre for Justice
Global Center for
Environmental Legal
Studies, Elisabeth Haub
School of Law at Pace
University
Global Justice Center
Global Justice Clinic, NYU
School of Law
Global Network of Sex
Work Projects
Global Rights Advocacy
Global Union & Global
Houmard & Co.
Foundation
GoodWorks: North
Alabama Harm Reduction
Government Accountability
Project
Grand-Saconnex
Gulf Centre for Human
Rights (GCHR)
8
Haitian Bridge Alliance
Haldane Society of
Socialist Lawyers
Hawai’i Institute for Human
Rights
Higher Ground Change
Strategies
Hill District Consensus
Group
HIV Modernization
Movement-Indiana
Homeless Rights Advocacy
Project
Howard Branch Art, LLC
Human Rights Advocates
Human Rights and Gender
Justice Clinic, CUNY
School of Law
Human Rights Association
(IHD)
Human Rights Campaign
Human Rights Campaign –
Arkansas
Human Rights Center, UC
Berkeley
Human Rights Coalition of
South Texas
Human Rights Commission
of Pakistan
Human Rights Education
Associates (HREA)
Human Rights Educators
USA
Human Rights First
Human Rights Funders
Network (HRFN)
Human Rights House
Foundation
Human Rights in China
Human Rights Network
Bangladesh
Human Rights Project at
the Urban Justice Center
Humanists International
Hungarian Civil Liberties
Union
Idaho Coalition for HIV
Health and Safety
Ilê Omolu Oxum
Immigration Justice Clinic,
Elisabeth Haub School of
Law at Pace University
Implementation Team
IDPAD – Spain
Indian Law Resource
Center
Initiative for Black People
in Germany (ISD-BUND
e.V)
Inmate Support Virginia
Innovation for Change –
Middle East and North
Africa
Institut Equalita e.V
Institute on Inequalities in
Global Health, USC
Instituto Brasileiro de
Análises Sociais e
Econômicas (Ibase)
Instituto de Estudios del
Proceso Penal Acusatorio,
A.C. (INEPPA)
Instituto Mexicano de
Derechos Humanos y
Democracia
INTLawyers
Intentional Peer Support
Interfaith Action for
Human Rights
International Action
Network for Gender Equity
& Law
International Association
Against Torture
International Association of
Democratic Lawyers
International Association of
Schools of Social Work
International Black
Women’s Congress
International Center for
Advocates Against
Discrimination (ICAAD)
International Corporate
Accountability Roundtable
(ICAR)
International Federation for
Human Rights (FIDH)
International Federation for
the Protection of the Rights
of Ethnic, Religious,
Linguistic & Other
Minorities (IFPRERLOM)
International Human Rights
Association of American
Minorities (IHRAAM)
9
International Human Rights
Center, Loyola Law
School, Los Angeles
International Human Rights
Clinic, Boston University
School of Law
International Human Rights
Clinic, Duke University
School of Law
International Human Rights
Clinic, Santa Clara Law
International Human Rights
Clinic, Western New
England University School
of Law
International Indian Treaty
Council (IITC)
International Institute on
Race, Equality and Human
Rights
International Network of
Women Migrant and
Diaspora (INWODI)
International Organization
for the Elimination of All
Forms of Racial
Discrimination (EAFORD)
International Service for
Human Rights
International Solidarity
Movement, Northern
California (ISM)
International Tribunal of
Conscience of Peoples in
Movement
International Women’s
Health Coalition
International Women’s
Rights Action Watch, Asia
Pacific
International Youth and
Student Movement for the
United Nations (ISMUN)
Internet Law Reform
Dialogue (iLaw)
InterReligious Task Force
on Central America and
Colombia (IRTF)
International Organization
for Migration
Irvine United
Congregational Church
(CA) Advocates for Peace
and Justice
Islamic Association of WV
Isuroon: Strong Women,
Strong Communities
Jamaican Diaspora UK
(JDUK)
Jamii Linguists
Jewish Voice for Peace
Charlottesville
Jewish Voice for Peace
Pittsburgh
John T. Williams
Committee
Judondi Bolden, Attorney
at Law
Justiça Global
Justice Revival
Justice Roundtable
JusticiaR-Colectivo de
Justicia Racial
Kairos Center for
Religions, Rights, and
Social Justice
Kentucky Equal Justice
Center
Kilomba Collective
KontraS (The Commission
for the Disappeared and
Victims of Violence)
L’association Sillage
La Passerelle I.D.E
La Sala Latinx Artists’
Network
Lain American Relief Fund
Lake Oconee Community
Church
Lambda Legal
Lao Movement for Human
Rights
Latin American Relief
Fund
LatinoJustice PRLDEF
Latvian Human Rights
Committee
LAUSD
Law Office of Astkhik
Levantian
Law Office of Geri Lynn
Green
Lawyers’ Committee for
Civil Rights Under Law
Lawyers’ Rights Watch
Canada
10
League for the Defense of
Human Rights (LADO),
Romania
League for the Defense of
Human Rights in Iran
(LDDHI)
League of Women Voters
of the United States
A Legacy of Equality,
Leadership and Organizing
(LELO)
Legal Aid at Work
Legal Resources Centre
Leitner Center for
International Law and
Justice
LEPA Initiative
Liberation
Liberty
Liberty rebellion
organization
LID-Nepal
Life Personal Consulting
Liga Argentina por los
Derechos Humanos
Liga Mexicana por la
Defensa de los Derechos
Humanos, (LIMEDDH)
Liga voor de Rechten van
de Mens (Dutch League for
Human Rights)
Ligue des droits de
l’Homme – France (LDH)
Ligue des droits humains
Ligue des Electeurs L.E /
FIDH
Ligue Suisse des Droits de
l’Homme
Lipan Apache Women
Defense
Loren Miller Bar
Association
Loretto at the United
Nations
MADRE: Global Women’s
Rights
Maggie’s: Toronto Sex
Workers Action Project
Main Street Legal Services,
Inc., CUNY School of Law
Mainers for Accountable
Leadership
Maison des Droits de
l’Homme Cameroun
(MDHC)
Mandel Legal Aid Clinic at
the University of Chicago
Law School
Mano Amiga de la Costa
Chica
Many Voices: A Black
Church Movement for Gay
& Transgender Justice
Marijuana Policy Project
Massachusetts College of
Liberal Arts
Meadow Heights
Meadow Invest B.V.
Meiklejohn Civil Liberties
Institute (MCLI)
Mentai Patients Liberation
Alliance
Meta Peace Team
Metropolitan
Congregations United
(MCU)
Michigan Coalition for
Human Rights
Migrant and Immigrant
Community Action Project
Migrant Labourers Forum
Migrant Workers
Association of Lesotho
Milwaukee County Human
Rights Commission
¡Milwaukee Evaluation!
Inc.
MINBYUN – Lawyers for a
Democratic Society
MindFreedom International
Minneapolis Commission
on Civil Rights
Minority Rights Group
International
Mobbera Foundation
Mobilization for Justice
Monadnock Progressive
Alliance
Monitoring Committee on
Attacks on Lawyers,
International Association of
People’s Lawyers
Moral High Ground
More Light Presbyterians
Mothers for Justice United
Mothers for Police
Accountability
11
Movement Law Lab
Movimento Nacional de
Direitos Humanos
(MNDH)
Muhammad Ali Institute,
University of Louisville
Mundo Invisivel
Mzilikazi Former Mine
Workers Association
NAACP Legal Defense and
Educational Fund, Inc.
(LDF)
Namati
National African American
Reparations Commission
National Association for
Rights Protection and
Advocacy
National Association for
the Advancement of
Colored People (NAACP)
National Association of
Black Social Workers
National Association of
Social Workers, West
Virginia Chapter
National Conference of
Black Lawyers
National Council of
Churches USA
National Council of Jewish
Women
National Health Care for
the Homeless Council
National Institute for
Reproductive Health
National Law Center on
Homelessness & Poverty
National Lawyers Guild
National Lawyers Guild,
International Committee
National Lawyers Guild,
Milwaukee Chapter
National Lawyers Guild,
Minnesota Chapter
National Lawyers Guild,
Palestine Subcommittee
National LGBTQ Task
Force
National Network for
Immigrant & Refugee
Rights
National Network for
Youth
National Welfare Rights
Union
National Working Positive
Coalition
NC Environmental Justice
Network
National Coalition of
Blacks for Reparations in
America (NCOBRA)
Negrocentricas
New Afrikan People’s
Organization/Malcolm X
Grassroots Movement
(MXGM)
New Generation for
Palestine
New Jersey Red Umbrella
Alliance
New Mexico
Environmental Law Center
New Ways Ministry
New York Civil Liberties
Union (NYCLU)
NGO Little People of
Kosovo
NGOCSW/NYC Women
and Girls of African
Descent, Americas and
Caribbean
Nishmat Shoom
Northwest Immigrant
Rights Project
Northwestern University
Pritzker School of Law
Center for International
Human Rights
NY4Palestine
Oakland Law Collaborative
Obadele Society
Odhikar
Office for the Defense of
Rights and Intersectionality
(ODRI)
Ohio Valley Environmental
Coalition (OVEC)
OIKOdiplomatique
Ojanen Law Office
OneAmerica
Ontario Council of
Agencies Serving
Immigrants (OCASI)
Open Society Justice
Initiative
12
Operation HomeCare
Organisation Marocaine
des Droits Humains
(OMDH)
Organización de
Afrodescendientes Chilenos
Lumbanga
Organization for Black
Struggle
Organization for Human
Rights and Democracy
Our Bodies Ourselves
(OBOS)
OutRight Action
International
International Observatory
of Human Rights
Palestine Legal
Pan-African Council
Parity
Partners in Health
Partnership for Civil Justice
Fund
Pax Christi USA
Peace Brigades
International – USA (PBI)
Penal Reform International
Penn Plaza Support and
Action
People’s Advocacy Institute
Physicians for Human
Rights
Pioneer Valley Progressive
Muslims
Pittsburgh Human Rights
City Alliance
Planned Parenthood
Federation of America
Planners Network
Positive Women’s Network
– USA
Pozen Family Center
Human Rights Lab at The
University of Chicago
Prevention Access
Campaign
Priority Africa Network
Program on Human Rights
and the Global Economy
(PHRGE), Northeastern
University School of Law
Progress for Colorado
Project Blueprint
Public Justice Center
Punjabi Community Health
Services
Queer Connect, Inc.
Rachel Corrie Foundation
for Peace and Justice
Racial Justice Initiative of
TBUSA
Racine Dominicans
Raoul Wallenberg Centre
for Human Rights
Reale Justice Network
ReconcilingWorks:
Lutherans for Full
Participation
Red Española de
Inmigración y Ayuda al
Refugiado
Red Nacional de
Juventudes Afromexicanas
Rede de Religiões AfroBrasileiras e Saúde
(RENAFRO)
REDRESS
Renaissance Movement –
Sierra Leone
Restorative Justice for
Oakland Youth
Restore Justice in VA
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. Park Legacy
Council
Rights and Democracy
Resource Information Help
for the Disadvantaged &
the Disenfranchised
(RIHD)
Robert F. Kennedy Human
Rights
Rockford Anti-Racism
Network
Room for All
Rural Women’s Health
Project
Rutgers AAUP-AFT
(American Association of
University ProfessorsAmerican Federation of
Teachers, AFL-CIO)
Rutgers Immigrant Rights
Clinic
13
Rutgers International
Human Rights Clinic
Rutgers Muslim Law
Student’s Association
Sacramento Regional
Coalition to End
Homelessness
Sadiki Educational Safari,
Inc.
Saint Paul Branch of the
NAACP
Salvation and Social Justice
Samidoun: Palestinian
Prisoner Solidarity
Network
Samuel DeWitt Proctor
Conference
San Francisco Zen Center
San Jose State University
Human Rights Institute
Sciences Po
Seattle/King County
Coalition on Homelessness
Seguridad en Democracia
(SEDEM)
Sero Project
Seventh-Day Adventist
Kinship International
Sex Workers Outreach
Project (SWOP)
SWOP Behind Bars (SBB)
SWOP, Minneapolis
SWOP, Seattle
Sex Workers Project at the
Urban Justice Center
Sexual Rights Initiative
Shareteah Humanitarian
Organization (SHO)
Shirkat Gah: Women’s
Resource Centre
SinColectivo
SISTA Fire
SisterLove, Inc.
SOFA ( Solidarite Fanm
Ayisyèn)
Soroptimist International
South Asian Legal Clinic of
Ontario
South Austin Coalition,
Chicago
South City Delivery, LLC
South Potomac Citizens
Association
Southern Legal Counsel,
Inc.
Southern Rural Black
Women’s Initiative for
Economic and Social
Justice
St. John’s Old Catholic
Community
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Student Press Law Center
Swaziland Migrant
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T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call
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The Franklin Law Group,
P.C.
The Fund for Global
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The Gravity Human Rights
Podcast
The Human Trafficking
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The International Human
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Thurgood Marshall Civil
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Trinity United Church of
Christ
Truth Justice Memory
Center, Istanbul
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Ubuntu Institute for
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University of Illinois
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United African
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University and College
Consortium for Human
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University of Louisville
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University of Wisconsin
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Urban Justice Center
Urban Morgan Institute for
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Urgence: Notre Police
Assassine
Urgent Action Fund for
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Urnammu
US Campaign for the
Academic and Cultural
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US Human Rights Cities
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USC International Human
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Village of Wisdom
Virginia Justice Democrats
Voice of East African
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Washington Christian
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Washington Legal Clinic
for the Homeless
Washington Office on Latin
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We Re-Member
WEPOWER, St. Louis
Western States Center
Whites Against Racism
Wisconsin Justice Initiative
WISDOM of Wisconsin
Within Our Lifetime:
United for Palestine
WITNESS
Women and Girls of
African Descent Caucus
with United Nations
Women Enabled
International
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WV Citizens for Clean
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Young Bhutanese Coalition
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Young Center for
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