MRG joins families of victims and rights groups in a call for effective implementation of HRC resolution on police violence and structural racism

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Joint letter from 143 families of victims of police violence in the US and over 360 civil society groups calling on the High Commissioner to ensure effective implementation of the HRC resolution on police violence and structural racism


August 3, 2020

Dear High Commissioner,

The undersigned families of victims of police violence and civil society organizations write with regard to the Human Rights Council resolution (A/HRC/43/L.50) on the promotion and protection of the human rights and fundamental freedoms of Africans and of people of African descent against excessive use of force and other human rights violations by law enforcement officers.

As you know, the resolution has mandated your office, with the assistance of relevant Special Mandate Holders, “to prepare a report on systemic racism, violations of international human rights law against Africans and people of African descent by law enforcement agencies, especially those incidents that resulted in the death of George Floyd and other Africans and of people of African descent, to contribute to accountability and redress for victims.” The resolution has also requested that your office “examine government responses to antiracism peaceful process peaceful protests, including the alleged use of excessive force against protesters, bystanders and journalists.” In addition, the resolution also requested that the High Commissioner “include updates on police brutality against Africans and people of African descent in all her oral updates to the Council.”

While we were disappointed that the Council adopted a watered-down resolution due to enormous diplomatic pressure from the United States and other allied countries, we consider the outcome of the urgent debate a crucial first step towards full accountability for systemic police violence against Black people in the United States and more generally against people of African descent around the world. We wish to make the following recommendations and suggestions to ensure effective implementation of the resolution and a transparent, inclusive process for producing the report with maximum meaningful participation and engagement from directly impacted communities and other relevant stakeholders.

First, we strongly believe that the High Commissioner’s report should center the lived experiences of people of African descent and be informed primarily by individuals and communities directly impacted by structural racism and police violence. This requires inclusive outreach to communities of color and the creation of meaningful, safe, and accessible opportunities for consultation. It must also involve modalities to provide testimonies, evidence, and other relevant information and materials to encourage unhindered reporting from those fearing retaliation.

Second, for the report to fulfill the mandate of the Council’s resolution and respect the memory of George Floyd and other victims of police violence, it must examine and highlight individual cases of extrajudicial killings of people of African descent and entrenched impunity for police violence rooted in structural racism. The resolution specifically mentions the killing of George Floyd, whose horrific murder by a Minneapolis police officer (and the complicity of other officers) shocked the world and sparked unprecedented protests calling for police accountability and racial justice. The reference to the killing of “other Africans and of people of African descent” suggests that Floyd’s killing should not be the only case examined and highlighted in the report.

Third, we encourage you to thoroughly examine the history of racist policing in the United States and other countries in order to make recommendations for a concrete path forward regarding the Council’s role to ensure effective accountability and follow-up. The report should outline steps and measures that must be taken to dismantle structural racism and bring the country‘s criminal legal system in line with international human rights norms. The report should build and expand upon, rather than replicate, previous research and reports published by regional and international human rights bodies, including UN treaty bodies and relevant Special Mandate Holders. Extensive research has already been completed by the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance on racism, the UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, and the UN Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

Fourth, we are fully aware of the extraordinary financial challenges and limited resources at your disposal, as well as the overwhelming responsibilities of your Office, especially in response to the ongoing global health and economic crises imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we believe the implementation of this Council resolution resulting from an historic urgent debate should be of high priority. Sufficient resources must be allocated to ensure that the report comprehensively and thoroughly examines structural racism and police violence. We cannot exaggerate the unfathomable importance of this issue for millions of people and its implications on the full enjoyment of basic human rights and fundamental freedoms for people of African descent, Indigenous Peoples, and racial and ethnic minorities. In the United States alone, there are over a thousand people killed by law enforcement every year, below are just some of the signatures of the many family members, whose loved ones were killed by police that you will never hear of in the mainstream media. They have long been denied justice and accountability and treated as second class citizens; the opportunity to begin rectifying this wrong rests in your hands.

Fifth, the examination of racist police violence and government responses to antiracism protests, including the alleged use of excessive force against protesters, bystanders and journalists, must not be limited to desk research and/or a call for written submissions through notes verbales. Rather, it must be based on regional hearings and consultations, potentially facilitated by OHCHR’s regional and field offices, that will provide adequate and meaningful opportunities for a wide range of voices and experiences to be presented. Holding public hearings will increase the transparency and legitimacy of the process and outcome. It will also create opportunities to educate the public on racial justice and the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement at this historic juncture. It is possible to conduct more comprehensive outreach and consultations using virtual hearings and meetings, especially when travel and country visits are limited due to COVID-19 or financial constraints.

We stand ready to support you and your dedicated staff as you begin to implement the Council’s resolution. Please accept our sincerest gratitude and appreciation for the enormous work you do each day as the world’s collective human rights conscience.



The Families of the Victims of Police Brutality, by year that they lost their loved one:


Tamika Palmer, daughter Breonna Taylor killed by Louisville, KY Metro Police Department Philonise Floyd & Quincy Mason, brother & father George Floyd killed by Minneapolis, MN Police
Addie Kitchen, son Steven DeMarco Taylor killed by San Leandro, CA Police

Amy Fizer, daughter Hannah Renee Fizer killed by Pettis County, MO Police
Jeannie Williams, son John Henry Ross II killed by Harrisonburg City Police, Rockingham County VA Sheriffs, and VA State Police


Desiree Lauren, son Sterling Humbert killed by Carrollton, TX Police
Irma Woodard-Duncklee, son Michael Lee Duncklee killed by Tucson, AZ Police Lisa Finch, daughter Adelina Finch killed by Wichita, KS Police
Tammie Atchison Featherstone, nephew Jimmy Atchison killed by Atlanta, GA Police Toni Biegert, son Joseph R. Biegert killed by Green Bay, WI Police
Trena & Quiana Miller, son TreShun Miller killed by Arlington, TX Police


Azucena Albrethsen, son Jacob E. Albrethsen killed by Orem Police
Barbara Okamoto, grandson Christopher A. Okamoto killed by Bakersfield, CA Police Catherine Young, son D’Quan Young killed by Washington DC Police
Iris E. Salazar, daughter Leslie Salazar killed by Austin, TX Police
Lisa Vargas, son Anthony Daniel Vargas killed by Los Angeles County, CA Sheriff’s Deputies Sabrina Passalaqua Courtroul, son Tommy Henley killed by Westminster, CO Police
Tiffany Simpson, son Logan Simpson killed by Bixby, OK Police


Aaron Heather Nordin, brother Jason Fanning killed by St. Joseph Police
Angelique Negroni-Kearse, husband Andrew Kearse killed by Schenectady Police Annice Evans, son Angel Ramos killed by Vallejo, CA Police
Candance Gipp, brother G. Ryan Gipp Jr. killed by Standing Rock Police Department Constance Joann McGuire, Tavaris Khalil McGuire killed by Kokomo Police


Cynthia Brown, nephew Kareen Ali Nadir Jones killed by Columbus, OH Police
Denise Fanning, son Jason Fanning killed by St. Joseph, MO Police
Donna Chisesi, son Jonathan David Victor killed by Baldwin County, AL Sheriff’s Office Gina Torres, son Isaiah Hammett killed by St. Louis City SWAT/ St. Louis, MO Police James & Kelly Ghaisar, son Bijan Ghaisar killed by Park Police in Northern Virginia Kathy Scott-Lykes, son Jarvis Lykes killed by Georgia State Troopers
Katrina Johnson, cousin Charleena Lyles killed by Seattle, WA Police
Kimberly Handy-Jones, son Cordale Q. Handy, killed by St. Paul, MN Police
Krystal Wagner, son Shane Allen Jensen killed by Iowa Department of Natural Resources Lisa Finch, son Andrew Finch killed by Wichita, KS Police
Marion Jones-Tamba, son Tyler J. Lee killed by Dekalb County Police
Natasha Manning, son Arties Manning III killed by New Orleans, LA Police
Pochya Mifflin, son Cedric Jamal Mifflin killed by Phenix City, AL Police
Rosie Chavez, nephew Jacob Dominguez killed by San Jose Police
Shae Powell, son James Daniel Jill killed by Arapahoe County Sheriff Department
Tiffany Tabares, son Dillan Tabares killed by Huntington Beach, CA Police
Valerie Rivera, son Eric Rivera killed by Los Angeles, CA Police Department
Vanessa Moore, son Hayden Stutz killed by Canton, OH Police


Adrienne Hood, son Henry Green killed by Columbus, OH Police
Alice Corley, son Lionel Vincent Gibson Jr. killed by Long Beach, CA Police
Arlene Molinaro, son Joseph Molinaro killed by Carbondale, PA Police
Ayanna Johnson, son Darius Wimberly killed by Bent Harbor, MI Police
Cruz Weick, son Sergio Daniel Weick killed by Vista, CA Sheriff’s Department
Dalphine Jabril Robinson, son Jabril B. Robinson killed by Clayton County, GA Police Emily Gonzales, son Jordan Love killed by Corpus Christi, TX Police
Felicia Thomas, son Nicholas Thomas killed by Smyrna, GA Police
Heather Boland, cousin Bodhi Phelps killed by Gresham, OR Police
Irene Kalonji, son Christopher Kalonji killed by Clackamas, OR Sheriffs & Officers
Kim Thomas, son Earl Shaleek Pickney killed by Harrisburg, PA Police
Kristina Murphy, husband Christopher Murphy killed by Woodland, CA Highway Patrol Lorenza Olivares, son Elias Portillo killed by Dallas, TX Police
Monteria Robinson, son Jamarion Robinson killed by Atlanta, GA Police
Pattie Gonzalez, husband Fermin Vincent Valenzuela killed by Anaheim, CA Police Sandy Sanchez, son Anthony Nunez killed by San Jose, CA Police
Vicki Timpa, son Tony Timpa killed by Dallas, TX Police


Annemarie Grant, brother Thomas Purdy killed by Washoe County Sheriffs & Reno Police Beverly Smith, son Alonzo Smith, killed by Special Police Officers in Washington, D.C. Diane Winter, nephew Deven Guildford killed by Eaton County, MI Sheriff Department Dominic Archibald, son Nathaniel Pickett II killed by San Bernardino County, CA Sheriff Dorothy Osteen, son Bertrand Davis killed by Dallas, TX Police

Greg & Tammy Dyksma, son Nicholas Dyksma killed by Harris County, GA Deputy Holly Galbraith Hester, son Delaney Hester beaten by Keller, TX Police


Holly Quigley-Papke, son Patrick Wetter killed by Stockton, CA Police Jindia Blount, brother Juan May killed by Arlington, TX Police
Judy Alderman Edens, son Jason Alderman killed by Bakersfield Police Kimberly Davis, son Kimoni Davis killed by Hanging Rock, OH Police LaToya Howell, son Justus Howell killed by Zion, IL Police

Lynn Eagle Feather, son Paul Castaway killed by Denver, CO Police Department Pamela Fields, cousin Derrick Hunt killed by Long Beach, CA Police
Sarah Fitch, son Samuel Toshiro Smith killed by Seattle, WA Police
Sharon Irwin, grandson Tony Terrell Robinson, killed by Madison, WI Police Sheila Banks, godson Corey Jones killed by Palm Beach Gardens, FL Police Officer Stephanie Babb, brother Captain Brian Avon Babb killed by Eugene, OR Police Tania Hudson, son Deaunte Bell killed by Columbus, OH Police

Tina Taylor, son Christian Taylor killed by Arlington, TX Police


Cheryl Jones, son Marquise Jones killed by San Antonio, TX Police
Deanna Joseph, son Andrew Joseph III killed by Hillsborough County Sheriff Tampa, FL Denise Rankin, son DaRon Gaylor Jr. killed by Flint, MI Police
Dorothy Holmes, son Ronald Johnson III killed by Chicago, IL Police
Gina Thayne, nephew Dillon Taylor killed by Salt Lake City Police
Janet Baker, son Jordan Baker killed by Houston, TX Police
Kathi Roberts Gaynier, son Andrew Gaynier killed by Dallas, TX Police
Laurie Valdez, partner Antonio Guzman Lopez killed by San Jose State, CA Police
Lisa Mays-Parramore, son Kelvin Mays killed by Garland, TX Police
Mary Wilsey, son Keith Vidal killed by Southport, NC Sheriff Department
Michael Brown Sr. & Lezley McSpadden, son Michael Brown Jr. killed by Ferguson, MO Police
Pamela Brooks, son Amir Brooks killed by Prince George’s County Police
Pamela Fields, nephew Donte Parker killed by San Bernardino County Sheriff
Shirley & Sean Harrison, son & brother Jason Harrison killed by Dallas, TX Police Department Syreeta Myers, son VonDerrit Myers Jr. killed by St. Louis, MO Police
Tressa Sherrod, son John H. Crawford III killed by Beavercreek, OH Police
Vanessa White, son Victor White III killed by Iberia Parish, LA Sheriff Department
Vickie McNeill Williams, son Tinoris Williams killed by Palm Beach County, FL Sheriff Department


Collette Flanagan, son Clinton Allen killed by Dallas Police
Jenette Munoz, brother Salvador Munoz killed by Dallas, TX Police
Kristine Rose, son Jessie Rose killed by Utica, NY Police
Mary Wills, son Taylor Thompson killed by Escambia County, FL Sheriff
Milca Perez & Gerardo Pineda Sr., son Gerardo Pineda Jr. killed by Dallas, TX Police Montye A. Benjamin, son Jayvis L. Benjamin killed by Avondale Estate Police, Decatur, GA Murlene Spinks, son Anthony Skeaton killed in Placer County Jail
Pamela Fields, son Donte Jordan killed by Long Beach, CA Police
Royce Eckley, son Marcus Anthony Merritt Sr. killed by Louisiana State Police

Susana Lopez, son DeAngelo Lopez killed by Compton, CA Sheriff Department Tawanda Jones, brother Tyrone West killed by Baltimore, MD Police
Toni Taylor, son Cary Ball Jr. killed by St. Louis, MO Police
Tyann Lavonne Salgardo, son Derek Brown killed by Tennessee State Troopers
Val Greenoak, son Jesse Hamilton killed by Santa Rosa Police Department
Valarie Carey, sister Miriam Carey killed by U.S. Secret Service & Capital Police in Washington D.C.

Virginia Bradford, son Fred Bradford killed by Dallas, TX Police


Amalia Villafane-Gregory, son Sebastian Gregory shot by Miami, FL Police
Ashley Harper, brother James Harper killed by Dallas, TX Police
Cynthia Mitchell, son Mario Romero killed by Vallejo, CA Police
Genevieve A. Huizar, son Manuel Diaz killed by Anaheim, CA Police
Jeralynn Brown-Blueford, son Alan Blueford killed by Oakland, CA Police
Krissy Johnson, father Inzer Allen Johnson killed by Rainbow City, AL Police
Lydia and Richard Adams, son Seth Issac Adams killed by Palm Beach, FL Sheriff Department Martinez Sutton, sister Rekia Boyd killed by off-duty Chicago, IL Detective

Yolanda McNair, daughter Adaisha Miller killed by off-duty Detroit, MI Police


Anita Harris, grandson Dawntrae Ta’Shawn Williams killed by Gwinnett City, GA Police Anita Willis, grandson Kerry Baxter killed by Oakland, CA Police
Bridzette Lane, son Ralphael Briscoe killed by Washington DC Police
Jean Thaxton, son Michael Lee Nida II killed by Downey, CA Police


Alicia Alvarez, son Johnathan Cuevas killed by Los Angeles, CA Sheriff Lynwood Station Dionne Smith, son James Rivera Jr. killed by Stockton, CA Police


Theresa Smith, son Caesar Cruz killed by Anaheim, CA Police, 2009
Wanda Johnson, son Oscar Grant killed by BART Police in Oakland, CA, 2009
Darlene Cain, son Dale Graham killed by Baltimore, MD Police, 2008
Lola Jones, son Derrick Jones killed by Dallas, TX Police, 2008
Alicia Kirkman, son Angelo Miller killed by Cleveland, OH Police, 2007
Antoinette Washington, son Brandon Washington killed by Dallas, TX Police, 2007 Corie Angle Cline, brother Joe Whitehouse killed by Anaheim, CA Police, 2007
Sandra Lane, nephew Bobby Walker killed by Dallas, TX Police, 2007
Theresa James, partner Jay Martin Murphy Sr. killed by Albuquerque, NM Police, 2007 Verbena Hawkins, son Trinton Hawkins killed by Dallas, TX Police, 2007
Greta Willis, son Kevin L. Cooper killed by Baltimore City police, 2006
Kat Espinosa, son Asa Benjamin Sullivan killed by San Francisco, CA Police, 2006 Patricia Scott, son Raemawn Scott killed by Powder Spring, GA Police, 2003
Deborah Forge, son Keenen L. Forge killed by Dallas, TX Police, 2002


Marion Gray-Hopkins, son Gary Hopkins Jr. killed by Prince George County, MD Police, 1999 Vicki & Sara Mokuria, father Tesfaie Mokuria killed by Dallas, TX Police, 1992


Civil Society Organizations, in alphabetical order:

A Healing Paradigm

Access Now

Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights

Adalah Justice Project

Advocating Opportunity

Africa Solidarity Centre Ireland

Africa World Now Project

African American Center for Global Politics and Human Rights

African Voices Forum Ltd Africans Rising

AfriCaribbean ArtsConnections

Aging People in Prison Human Rights Campaign

Agricultural Justice Project

Agrupación XANGÔ Por la Inclusión y la Justicia Social

Alaska Community Action on Toxics

Al-Awda, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition

Alianza Nacional de Campesinas

ALQST for Human Rights

American Civil Liberties Union

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain

Amie Lopez Law, Inc. Amnesty International Andrew Goodman Foundation Arizona Justice Alliance

Art and Resistance Through Education (ARTE)

Articulación Latinoamericana para el Decenio Afrodescendiente (ALDA)

Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC)

Asociación de la Comunidad Migrante Dominico Haitiana (ACMDH)

Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos de España (APDHE)

Asociación Proyecto Caribe Assiwar

Association des étudiant(e)s afro-descendant(e)s de l’Université de Lausanne

Association of World Citizens AsylumConnect

Australian Centre for International Justice

Autistic Minority International

Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network


Best Practices Policy Project (BPPP)

Bilitis Foundation Black AIDS Institute

Black Lives Matter Alliance, Broward

Black Lives Matter, Memphis

The Black Sex Worker Collective

Black Workers for Justice


Boston University International Human Rights Clinic

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS)

California Families United 4 Justice

Call to Action, Colorado Campaign for Youth Justice

Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA)

Canadian Lawyers for International Human Rights

Caribbean Amerindian Development Organization (CADO)

Casa San Jose
Center for Civil Liberties

Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR)

Center for Ideas, Equity & Transformative Change

Center for International Human Rights, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

Center for Justice and Accountability

Center for Reproductive Rights

The Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice

Center for Social and Constitutional Studies

Center for the Human Rights of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry (CHRUSP)

Center for Victims of Torture

Centre for Human Rights Law, SOAS, University of London

Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales

Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice at Harvard Law School

CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation

Coalición de Derechos Humanos

Coalition for an Ethical Psychology

Coalition for Restorative Justice

Coalition of Labor Union Women, San Francisco Chapter

Coalition Togolaise des Défenseurs des Droits Humains (CTDDH)

Colectivo Justicia Racial (JusticiaR)

Collectif Afro-Swiss 8

Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute

Community Access, Inc. Community Justice Project Conectas Direitos Humanos

Conferencia Nacional de Organizaciones Afrocolombianas (CNOA)

Continental Network of Indigenous Women of the Americas (ECMIA)

Contra Nocendi International

Coordination des Associations et des Particuliers pour la Liberté de Conscience

Cornell Gender Justice Clinic

Creative Educators International Network, Inc.

Cultural Survival

Deepti Bhuban

Defending Rights & Dissent

Drug Policy Alliance

Earth Action, Inc.

Egyptian Front for Human Rights (EFHR)

Empathy Surplus Project Foundation

The Episcopal Church Equal Rights Advocates Equality Now

Equipo Decenio Afrodescendiente, España

European Network of People of African Descent (ENPAD)

European Network of Women of African Descent (ENWAD)

Eyes Right Veteran’s Foundation

F’INE Pasifika Aotearoa Facilitate Global

Families of All Murder Victims (FOAM)

Families United 4 Justice Network (FU4JNetwork)

First Peoples Worldwide

Four Freedoms Forum

Fourteenth Amendment Group

The Franklin Law Group, P.C.

Freedom Network USA

Fundación Código Humano

Fundación Vida Grupo Ecológico Verde

The GAP Gyrlz and Gyz

Geneva for Human Rights – Global Training (GHR)

Global Center for Environmental Legal Studies, Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University

Global Interfaith Network for People of All Sexes, Sexual

Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression (GIN- SSOGIE)

Global Justice Center

Global Justice Clinic, NYU School of Law

Global Rights Advocacy

The Global Union & its Permanent Mission to the Global Safety of Nations and their People

Government Information Watch

Grata Fund
Gulf Centre for Human Rights

Guyana Reparations Committee

Haitian Bridge Alliance Harm Reduction International

Hawai’i Institute for Human Rights

HBCU Collective

HEAL Trafficking

Help & Shelter

Higher Ground Change Strategies

Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters, USA-JPIC

Horn Afrik News Agency for Human Rights (HANAHR)

Human Concern, Inc (HUCON)

Human Rights Advocates

Human Rights and Gender Justice Clinic, CUNY School of Law

Human Rights Bahamas

Human Rights Campaign

Human Rights Center at Chapel Hill & Carrboro

Human Rights Center, UC Berkeley School of Law

Human Rights Cities Alliance Steering Committee

Human Rights Concern, Eritrea (HRCE)

Human Rights Defenders Network, Sierra Leone

Human Rights Educators, USA (HREUSA)

Human Rights Project at the Urban Justice Center

Human Rights Watch (HRW)

Humanists International

Humanitaire Plus

I Am Clean Energy, LLC

Independent Commission for Human Rights in Africa (CIDH)

Indigenous Climate Action

Indigenous Environmental Network

Indonesian Institute for Independent Judiciary (LeIP)

Innocent Law, LLC

Institut des Médias pour la Démocratie et les Droits de l’Homme (IM2DH)

Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa

Interfaith Action for Human Rights

International Action Network for Gender Equity & Law

International Association of Democratic Lawyers

International Association of People’s Lawyers (IAPL)

International Center for Advocates Against Discrimination (ICAAD)

International Centre for Ethnic Studies

International Commission of Jurists (ICJ)

International Decade for People of African Descent (IDPAD), Summit Committee

International Decade for People of African Descent (IDPAD), Team Spain

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)

International Human Rights Clinic, Duke University School of Law

International Human Rights Clinic, Harvard Law School

International Human Rights Clinic, University of Chicago Law School

International Indian Treaty Council

International Lawyers (INTLawyers)

International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR)

International Organization for Indigenous Resource Development

International Organization for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (EAFORD)

International Service for Human Rights (ISHR)

International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific (IWRAW AP)

International Youth and Student Movement for the United Nations (ISMUN)

Iowa Unitarian Universalist Witness/Advocacy Network

Irish Council for Civil Liberties

J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association

Jericho Movement, Oakland Chapter

Jewish Voice for Peace Pittsburgh

JLT Dance Ensemble

Joe Beasley Foundation

Jousoryemen Foundation

Just Associates (JASS)

Justice Revival

Justice Roundtable

Karapatan Alliance

Kent State Truth Tribunal

Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto, LLP

Labiosa Center for the Arts LatinoJustice PRLDEF

Law and Policy Forum for Social Justice

Law Office of Eshigo P Okasili, LLC

Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada

League of Women Voters of the United States

Legal Aid at Work

Legal Resources Centre

LEPA Initiative

Lesbian and Gay Federation in Germany (LSVD)

Ligue des droits de l’Homme (LDH)

l’Organisation pour les Droits des Personnes d’Ascendance Africaine

Mainers for Accountable Leadership

Making Education a Priority (MEaP)

Malcolm X Center

Mamas Activating Movements for Abolition and Solidarity (MAMAS)

Mano Amiga de la Costa Chica

Matthew Shepard Foundation

Medical Whistleblower Advocacy Network

Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute

MidSouth Africa Link, Inc. Migrant Labourers Forum

Milwaukee County Human Rights Commission

MindFreedom International

Minority Rights Group International


Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition

Moscow Helsinki group

Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD)

Mothers Against Police Brutality (MAPB)

Mothers of Chicago Police Torture Victims

Movement Law Lab

MPact Global Action for Gay Men’s Health and Rights

Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice, University of Louisville

Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art (MoCADA)

Namibia Diverse Women’s Association (NDWA)

National Action Network

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

National Birth Equity Collaborative

National Council of Churches USA

National Council on Independent living

National Health Care for the Homeless Council

National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty

National Lawyers Guild

National Lawyers Guild, Central Arizona

National Lawyers Guild, International Committee

National Network for Immigrant & Refugee Rights

National Partnership for Women & Families

National Union of Healthcare Workers

National Working Positive Coalition

Native Roots Network

Nay’dini’aa Na’

NC Environmental Justice Network


New Afrikan People’s Organization/Malcolm X Grassroots Movement

New Community,

The New Future Foundation Inc.

Nia Foundation,

The No to Women’s Oppression

Occupy Bergen County, New Jersey


Office for the Defense of Rights and Intersectionality (ODRI)

Office of HBCU Development & International Cooperation

Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)

Open Society Foundations (OSF)

Opening Act

OutRight Action International

Pan-African Council


Partners for Dignity and Rights

Partnership for Justice Pax Christi USA, Illinois

Peer Legislative Advocates, Washington State

Pioneer Filipino Transgender Men Movement

Pittsburgh Human Rights City Alliance

Planet Ally

Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Portugal the Man Foundation (PTM Foundation)

Positive Women’s Network, USA (PWN-USA)

Project Blueprint

Promise Institute for Human Rights

Promoting Empowerment Through Awareness for Lesbian and Bisexual Women (PETAL)

Psychologists for Social Responsibility (PsySR)

Public Justice Center Rapid Shift

San Francisco Zen Center

San Jose State University Human Rights Institute

Santa Clara Law, International Human Rights Clinic

Schaghticoke First Nations

Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness

Seeding Sovereignty

Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center

Sexual Rights Initiative

Shasta County Arts Council

Sikh Coalition, The

Sillage Association


Sisters Health & Wellness Collective

Social Justice Guild of The First Existentialist Congregation of Atlanta

Solidarity Sisters Network of Liberia (SoSNoL)

Sons and Daughters of Africa (SADA), The

South Austin Coalition

Southern Anti-Racism Network

Southwest Native Cultures

Red Comunitaria de Respuesta al COVID-19 en Puerto Rico

Relationship Building Associates

Reseau Nigerien des Defenseurs des Droits Humains

Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth

Rights and Democracy Institute (RDI)

Rise Up America

Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network

Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference

Spirit of the Sun at Four Winds American Indian Council in Denver

Sunny Slaughter Consulting, LLC

Surviving Race: The Intersection of Injustice, Disability and Human Rights

Sustainable Development Enterprises

Swaziland Migrant Mineworkers Association (SWAMMIWA)

Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM)

Talking Drum Incorporated

Te Rau Ora

Terra de Direitos

The Advocates for Human Rights

The Human Trafficking Legal Center, The

The Jordan Davis Foundation, The

The Lesbian and Gay Association of Liberia (LEGAL), The

Trans, Gender Diverse & Intersex Activism in Action (GATE)

TransLatin@ Coalition, The

Tunisian Human Rights League

Ubuntu Institute for Community Development

UN Women Caucus for Women and Girls of African Descent

UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab, People of African Descent E-Team

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC)

United Belize Advocacy Movement

United Church of Canada, The

United Confederation of Taíno People

United Nations Association (UNA-USA), Bronx Chapter

United Nations Association (UNA-USA), Brooklyn Chapter

United Nations Association (UNA-USA), Northern New Jersey Chapter

United Nations Association (UNA-USA), Queens Chapter

United Nations Association of the USA

United Nations Permanent Forum for Indigenous Peoples/Sana Global

United States People Living with HIV Caucus

Universal Human Rights Defenders Coalition

University Network for Human Rights

University of Makeni

Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights

US Human Rights Cities Alliance

US Human Rights Network (USHRN)

Veterans for Peace

Veterans for Peace, Chapter 69

Veterans for Peace, Phil Berrigan Memorial Chapter

Vigilance for Democracy and the Civic State

War Resisters League

Washington College of Law, Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law

Waves Ahead

We All Rise

Welfare Warriors

Well Project, The

Westside Justice Center

William Nicholas Gomes, human rights activist and freelance journalist

Witness at the Border

Women and Girls of African Descent Caucus Americas and the Caribbean (NGOCSW/NYC)

Women Lead Network

Women’s Points Bulletin (WAPB)

Women’s March Global

Womxn From the Mountain

Woodhull Freedom Foundation (WFF)

Work Group Minnesota for Human Rights

Workers Center of Central New York

World Against Racism Network (WARN)

World Federalist Movement/Institute for Global Policy

World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT)

Yemen Organization for Defending Rights & Democratic Freedoms

Yemeni Institute for Strategic Affairs

Yukayeke Guacata

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