Advocacy Statements

MRG joins civil society call for the UN to investigate systemic racism in the police in the US, and to monitor this phenomenon globally

Advocacy Statement |

H.E. Michelle Bachelet
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Palais Wilson
52 rue des Pâquis CH-1201 Geneva, Switzerland

Re: The UN Human Rights Council’s role to ensure effective accountability and follow-up to HRC Resolution 43/1

Dear High Commissioner,

The families of victims of police violence and undersigned civil society organizations write with regard to the implementation of Human Rights Council resolution (A/HRC/43/1) on the promotion and protection of the human rights and fundamental freedoms of Africans and of people of African descent against systemic racism, excessive use of force and other human rights violations by law enforcement officers.

We appreciate your response to our calls, in particular your affirmation to the Council that the report will reflect and amplify the voices of victims who are people of African descent, their families and communities. We also welcome that the report will examine the root causes that have enabled systemic racism and police violence, including the legacies of enslavement, the transatlantic trade in enslaved Africans, and its context of colonialism. We appreciate the broad outreach to civil society and the organization of several regional and national-level consultations over the past months and your recognition of the indispensable role of civil society in the process of preparing the report.       

As you rightly stated in your update to the Council, we cannot let the urgency felt in the Council in June 2020 subside. We share your assessment that the Council “can contribute to making this moment a critical turning point in the respect and protection of the human rights of people of African descent.” 

In light of your update to the Council that the report will “recommend an agenda for transformative change to dismantle systemic racism and police brutality against Africans and people of African descent, and to advance accountability and redress for victims”, we wish to make the following recommendations and suggestions regarding the Council’s role to ensure effective accountability and follow-up. While we appreciate that the call for inputs reflected many of our recommendations, we note that it did not include a specific question on the Council’s role in this regard.

The families of victims of police violence and many of our organizations have called on the Council to mandate an independent inquiry into the killings and violent law enforcement responses to protests, including the attacks against protesters and journalists in the United States. The Special Procedures strongly urged the Council to establish a commission of inquiry to “investigate systemic racism in law enforcement in the United States” and a “thematic commission of inquiry or other mechanism empowered to investigate systemic racism in law enforcement globally, especially where it is related to legacies of colonialism and transatlantic slavery.”

While we commend the Biden administration for leading a cross-regional joint statement on countering racism and signaling other policy changes to address racial inequities, we believe that a robust international accountability mechanism would further support and complement, not undermine, efforts to dismantle systemic racism in the United States, especially in the context of police violence against people of African descent.

Police in the United States kill nearly 1,000 people every year. The epidemic of police violence has been directly and disproportionately targeted at people of color. Indigenous People and people of African descent experience the highest rates of fatal police shootings, followed by Latinx people. For example, in 2019, Black and Indigenous people were approximately three times more likely than white people to be fatally shot by police. One study found that young unarmed male victims of deadly force by police are 13 times more likely to be Black than white. Stunningly, for young men of color, police use of force is now among the leading causes of death. While there is a dearth of research examining racial disparities in police killings among non-male and nonbinary populations, some data indicates that although women are less likely than men to be killed by police overall, Black women and Indigenous women are more likely to be killed by police than white women. Furthermore, while police killings are higher in high-poverty areas than low-poverty areas for all racial groups, Black people who live in more affluent areas are almost as likely to be killed by police as white people who live in the poorest areas.

Although exact statistics are difficult to find, more often than not, officers are not investigated or prosecuted for the killings of civilians. 98.3 percent of killings by police from 2013- 2020 have not resulted in officers being charged with a crime. Between 2005 and 2015, only 54 officers were charged after police-involved killings, despite the thousands of such incidents that occurred over the same time period. Impunity for police killings in the United States, especially those of people of African descent, continues unabated despite the recent settlement in the George Floyd civil lawsuit and the guilty verdict against Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis City police officer who murdered him. Furthermore, federalism in the United States, long-standing legal obstacles to achieving justice for police killings, and decentralized police institutions of over 18,000 law enforcement agencies (that are not directly accountable to the federal Executive Branch) make it extremely daunting to end impunity, even for well intentioned federal Administrations.

We recall that the original draft resolution called on the Council to establish these mechanisms; however, the Council adopted a watered-down resolution due to enormous diplomatic pressure from the United States under the Trump administration and other allied countries.

We urge you to support the calls made by victims’ families, civil society and Special Procedures by including in the report specific recommendations to the Council in this regard. We also urge you to remind Member States that the transatlantic slave trade and colonialism were grave violations of international law that require States to make reparations proportionate to the harms committed and to ensure that structures in the society that are perpetuating the injustices of the past are transformed. Furthermore, we urge you to call on Member States to adopt a national plan of action to eliminate systemic racism and racial discrimination and to double their efforts and allocation of resources to achieve racial equality including through the adoption of reparations schemes to remedy historic racial injustices.     

Please accept our sincerest gratitude and appreciation for the enormous work you do each day as the world’s collective human rights conscience.

Sincerely,

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

2021

  • The Family of Daunte Wright, killed by Brooklyn Center, MN Police
  • Kenisha Kinard, son Daverion Kinard killed by Fontana, CA Police
  • Melody S. Cooper, son Kwamena Appah Fynn Ocran, killed by Gaithersburg, MD Police

2020

  • 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
  • Adrienne Moore, son Derick Lamar Powe, killed by Daphne, AL Police
  • Amy Fizer, daughter Hannah Renee Fizer killed by Pettis County, MO Police
  • Cathy Denise Legato, son Anthony Legato killed by Pine County, MN Sheriff
  • Jeannie Williams, son John Henry Ross II killed by Harrisonburg City Police, Rockingham County VA Sheriffs, and VA State Police
  • Paula Watson Livingstone, son Timothy Darryl Sides Jr. killed by Caldwell County, NC Sheriff

2019

  • Deborah Sanchez, daughter Jorden Marie Simms died in Graham County, AZ Police custody
  • Desiree Lauren, son Sterling Humbert killed by Carrollton, TX Police
  • Donna Marie Martin, brother Andre Cartel Gladen killed by Portland Oregon, Police
  • Irma Woodard-Duncklee, son Michael Lee Duncklee killed by Tucson, AZ Police
  • Joanne Rojas, son Josiah Pinner killed by Hillsborough County, FL Sheriff
  • Kim Vaughn, former husband Mohammad Isaifan killed by Akron, OH Police
  • Lisa Finch, daughter Adelina Finch killed by Wichita, KS Police
  • Roxane Johnson, son Jamaal K. Byrd died in Washington, DC Police custody
  • 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

2018

  • Azucena Albrethsen, son Jacob E. Albrethsen killed by Orem Police
  • Barbara Okamoto, grandson Christopher A. Okamoto killed by Bakersfield, CA Police
  • Bernice Roundtree, son Charles Roundtree Jr. killed by San Antonio Police
  • Catherine Young, son D’Quan Young killed by Washington DC Police
  • Denise Price, son Jeffrey Price Jr. killed in collision with Washington, DC Police
  • Iris E. Salazar, daughter Leslie Salazar killed by Austin, TX Police
  • Karla Gonsalez, son Agustin A. Gonsalez killed by Hayward, CA 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
  • Tessa Andrews-Biele, son Keaton James Larson killed by Stillwater, MN Police
  • Tiffany Simpson, son Logan Simpson killed by Bixby, OK Police
  • Tynesha Renee Tilson, son Shali Vladimir Francis Tilson killed by Rockdale, GA Sheriff

2017

  • Aaron Heather Nordin, brother Jason Fanning killed by St. Joseph Police
  • Angelique Negroni-Kearse, husband Andrew Kearse killed by Schenectady Police
  • Ann Cortez, son Santino Trevino II killed by Los Angeles, CA Police
  • Annice Evans, son Angel Ramos killed by Vallejo, CA Police
  • Candance Gipp, brother G. Ryan Gipp Jr. killed by Standing Rock Police Department
  • Christine Ann Amaro & Marissa Barrera, son & brother Michael Anthony Barrera killed by Woodland, CA Police
  • 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
  • Dionne Burney, son Ke’Sharn Burney killed by Harrison, OH Police Task Force
  • 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
  • Lethia Kizer, son Darrion Barnhill, killed by Henderson County, TN Police
  • Lisa Finch, son Andrew Finch killed by Wichita, KS Police
  • Marion Jones-Tamba, son Tyler J. Lee killed by Dekalb County Police
  • Mary ‘Theresa’ Wynne, son Dominique Tyrell White killed by Topeka, KS 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

2016

  • Adrienne Hood, son Henry Green killed by Columbus, OH Police
  • Alice Corley, son Lionel Vincent Gibson Jr. killed by Long Beach, CA 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
  • Jacqueline Minifield-Brown, son D’Londre Minifield killed by Winchester, VA Police
  • Kia Villarreal, husband Francisco Villarreal killed by Bakersfield, CA Police
  • Kim Thomas, son Earl Shaleek Pickney killed by Harrisburg, PA Police
  • Kristina Murphy, husband Christopher Murphy killed by Woodland, CA Highway Patrol
  • Laura Marquez, son in law Albert B. Thompson killed by Ceres, CA Police
  • Lorenza Olivares, son Elias Portillo killed by Dallas, TX Police
  • Monteria Robinson, son Jamarion Robinson killed by Atlanta, GA Police
  • Pattie Gonzalez, Lulu & Marissa Valenzuela-Ronquillo, and Marie Confinco, husband and nephew Fermin Vincent Valenzuela killed by Anaheim, CA Police
  • Rhanda Dormeus, daughter Korryn Gaines killed by Baltimore, MD Police
  • Sandy Sanchez, son Anthony Nunez killed by San Jose, CA Police
  • Vicki Timpa, son Tony Timpa killed by Dallas, TX Police

2015

  • 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 Guilford Humphreys, son Deven Guilford 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
  • 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

2014

  • Cheryl and Deborah Jones, son and nephew 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
  • Isabelle Padilla, son Joseph Valverde killed by Denver, CO Police
  • Janet Baker, son Jordan Baker killed by Houston, TX Police
  • Jindia Blount, brother Juan May killed by Arlington, TX Police
  • Kathy Roberts Gaynier, son Andrew Gaynier killed by Dallas, TX Police
  • Laurie Valdez, partner Antonio Guzman Lopez killed by San Jose State, CA Police
  • Letty DeLarosa, son James DeLarosa killed by Bakersfield, CA Police
  • Lisa Mays-Parramore, son Kelvin Mays killed by Garland, TX Police
  • Maria Hamilton, son Dontre D. Hamilton, killed by Milwaukee, WI 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 De’Mani Brooks killed by Prince George’s County Police
  • Pamela Fields, nephew Donte Parker killed by San Bernardino County Sheriff
  • Patricia L. & Richard Perez, grandson Richard Pedro Perez III, killed by Richman, CA Police
  • 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

2013

  • Chantell Brooks, son Michael Westley killed by Chicago, IL Police
  • Collette Flanagan, son Clinton Allen killed by Dallas, TX 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

2012

  • Amalia Villafane, son Sebastian Gregory shot 6 times by Miami-Dade County, 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

2011

  • 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

2000-2010

  • Alicia Alvarez, son Johnathan Cuevas killed by Los Angeles, CA Sheriff’s Department, 2010
  • Dionne Smith, son James Rivera Jr. killed by Stockton, CA Police, 2010
  • 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

1999-1990

  • Marion Gray-Hopkins, son Gary Hopkins Jr. killed by Prince George County, MD Police, 1999
  • Dorothy Copp Elliot, mother Archie ‘Artie’ Elliot III, killed by District Heights and Prince George’s County, MD Police. 1993
  • Vicki & Sara Mokuria, father Tesfaie Mokuria killed by Dallas, TX Police, 1992

Civil Society Organizations, in alphabetical order:

  1. A Healing Paradigm
  2. Abolish Slavery National Network
  3. Access Now
  4. Adalah Justice Project
  5. Advocates for Human Rights
  6. Africa Solidarity Centre Ireland
  7. Africa World Now Project
  8. African and Indigenous Knowledge Institute
  9. African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies
  10. African Development Plan
  11. Aging People in Prison Human Rights Campaign
  12. Agora International Human Rights Group
  13. Agrupación Xango
  14. Alaska Community Action on Toxics
  15. Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic, Yale Law School
  16. Alliance of Families for Justice American Civil Liberties Union
  17. American Friends Service Committee
  18. American Indian Movement, So Cal
  19. American Muslim Empowerment Network (AMEN)
  20. American University Washington College of Law, Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law
  21. American-Arab Anti- Discrimination Committee (ADC)
  22. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain
  23. Amnesty International
  24. Anti-Racism Education Scotland
  25. API Equality – LA Arizona Justice Alliance
  26. Art and Resistance Through Education (ARTE)
  27. Article 19
  28. Asian Pacific American Advocates (OCA – Greater Chicago Chapter)
  29. Association for Civil Rights in Israel
  30. Association Tunisienne de Soutien des Minorités
  31. Association Tunisienne des Femmes Démocrates
  32. AsylumConnect
  33. Australian Centre for International Justice
  34. Autistic Minority International
  35. Autistic Self Advocacy Network
  36. Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD)
  37. Balanta B’urassa History and Genealogy Society in America
  38. Bell Global Justice Institute Best Practices Policy Project
  39. Black People Against Police Brutality
  40. Brain Injury Association of America
  41. Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies
  42. California Families United 4 Justice Network
  43. California Immigrant Policy Center
  44. Canadian Civil Liberties Association
  45. Casa San Jose, Pittsburgh PA Center for Civilians in Conflict
  46. Center for Constitutional Rights
  47. Center for International Environmental Law
  48. Center for Justice and Accountability
  49. Center for Policing Equity
  50. Center for Reproductive Rights
  51. Center for Victims of Torture
  52. Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law, NYU School of Law
  53. Central Arizona National Lawyers Guild
  54. Centre for Human Rights Law, SOAS University of London
  55. Centre for Human Rights, Birmingham City University
  56. Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria
  57. Centro de Derechos de Mujeres
  58. Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales (CELS)
  59. Check the Sheriff Coalition
  60. Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign
  61. Church of the Brethren, Office of Peacebuilding and Policy
  62. Church World Service
  63. Citizens for Global Solutions Minnesota
  64. Coalition of African Lesbians
  65. Coalition Togolaise des Défenseurs des Droits Humains (CTDDH)
  66. Coalizão Negra por Direitos, Brazil
  67. Comisión Ecuménica de Derechos Humanos
  68. Commission Indépendante des Droits de l’Homme en Afrique du Nord
  69. Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI)
  70. Communist Party USA Conectas Direitos Humanos
  71. Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd, US Provinces
  72. Contra Nocendi International
  73. Coordination des Associations et des Particuliers pour la Liberté de Conscience
  74. Cornell Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide
  75. Cornell Gender Justice Clinic
  76. Cossart-Daly Law, A.P.C.
  77. Defending Rights & Dissent
  78. Dejusticia
  79. Drug Policy Alliance
  80. East Side Jews
  81. Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights
  82. EHD Advisory
  83. Empathy Surplus Project Foundation
  84. Empowered at Dusk Women’s Association
  85. Empowering Pacific Islander Communities (EPIC)
  86. Equal Justice Society Equality Now
  87. European Network Against Racism
  88. Eyes Right Veteran’s Foundation
  89. Families United 4 Justice Network
  90. Family Action Network Movement
  91. First Defense Legal Aid Four Freedoms Forum Friends of Human Rights Future Coalition
  92. The GAP Gyrlz and GAP Gyz Consortium of Human Rights Defenders
  93. GATE – Trans, Gender Diverse and Intersex Advocacy in Action
  94. Geneva for Human Rights – Global Training
  95. Global Health Justice Partnership of Yale Law and Public Health Schools, Yale University
  96. Global Human Rights Clinic, University of Chicago Law School
  97. Global Justice Center
  98. Global Justice Clinic, NYU Law School
  99. Global Network of Movement Lawyers
  100. Global Rights Advocacy
  101. Global Studies Association of North America
  102. The Global Union & GU- GHCF
  103. GoodWorks: North Alabama Harm Reduction
  104. Grassroots Alliance for Justice
  105. Grata Fund
  106. Green Amendments for The Generations
  107. Harm Reduction International Harriet’s Wildest Dreams
  108. Hawai’i Institute for Human Rights
  109. HEAL Trafficking
  110. Heartland Alliance International
  111. Hill District Consensus Group
  112. Horn Afrik News Agency for Human Rights (HANAHR)
  113. Human Rights Advocates
  114. Human Rights and Gender Justice Clinic, CUNY Law School
  115. Human Rights Bahamas Human Rights Campaign
  116. Human Rights Clinic, University of Miami School of Law
  117. Human Rights Education Associates (HREA)
  118. Human Rights Educators USA
  119. Human Rights Institute, San Jose State University
  120. Human Rights Law Centre Human Rights Law Network
  121. Human Rights Litigation and Advocacy Clinic at the University of Minnesota Law School
  122. Human Rights Watch Humanitaire Plus
  123. Hungarian Civil Liberties Union
  124. Implementation Team of the International Decade for People of African Descent-Spain
  125. Indian Law Resource Center
  126. Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa
  127. Institute on Inequalities in Global Health, University of Southern California (USC)
  128. International Action Network for Gender Equity & Law (IANGEL)
  129. International Center for Advocates Against Discrimination (ICAAD)
  130. International Centre for Ethnic Studies
  131. International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)
  132. International Human Rights Association of American Minorities (IHRAAM- UN/NGO)
  133. International Human Rights Clinic, Harvard Law School
  134. International Human Rights Clinic, USC Gould School of Law
  135. Karapatan
  136. Kent State Truth Tribunal
  137. Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD)
  138. Mothers Against Police Brutality(MAPB)
  139. Namibia Diverse Women’s Association
  140. National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd
  141. International Indigenous Youth Council
  142. Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada
  143. International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights
  144. International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA World)
  145. International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR)
  146. International Organization for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (EAFORD)
  147. International Service for Human Rights
  148. International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific (IWRAW Asia Pacific)
  149. International Youth and Student Movement for the United Nations (ISMUN)
  150. International-Lawyers.Org
  151. Irish Council for Civil Liberties
  152. JLS International Law Project
  153. Jump at the Sun Consultants, LLC
  154. Justice Revival Juvenile Law Center
  155. The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
  156. League of Women Voters of the United States
  157. Legal Resources Centre
  158. National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression
  159. Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School
  160. Lesbian and Gay Federation in Germany (LSVD)
  161. Liberty
  162. Love Not Blood Campaign
  163. Many Voices
  164. Me Too Survivors March International
  165. Medical Whistleblower Advocacy Network
  166. Migrant and Immigrant Community Action Project
  167. Milwaukee County Human Rights Commission
  168. Minneapolis Commission on Civil Rights
  169. Minority Rights Group International (MRG)
  170. Monitoring Committee on Attacks on Lawyers, International Association of People’s Lawyers
  171. National Birth Equity Collaborative
  172. National Black Agenda Consortium
  173. National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N’Cobra)
  174. National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA
  175. National Council on Independent Living
  176. National Equality Action Team (NEA T)
  177. National Health Care for the Homeless Council
  178. National Homelessness Law Center
  179. National Working Positive Coalition
  180. New Afrikan People’s Organization/Malcolm X Grassroots Movement
  181. New Future Foundation, Inc. North River Law PLLC
  182. Office of HBCU Development & International Cooperation, Inc
  183. OneAmerica OutRight Action International
  184. Parable of the Sower Intentional Community Cooperative
  185. Parity
  186. Partnership for Justice
  187. Passionist Solidarity Network
  188. Pax Christi USA
  189. Phoenix Transition Program
  190. Physicians for a National Health Program, NY Metro Chapter
  191. Pittsburgh Human Rights City Alliance
  192. Planet Ally
  193. Pretrial Justice Institute
  194. Progressive Doctors
  195. Promise Institute for Human Rights, UCLA Law
  196. Promoting Empowerment Through Awareness for Lesbian/Bisexual Women (PETAL)
  197. Public Advocacy for Kids (PAK)
  198. Public Justice Center
  199. Rede Nacional de Mães e Familiares de Vítimas do Terrorismo do Estado
  200. REDRESS
  201. Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights
  202. Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conferernce
  203. San Francisco Bay Physicians for Social Responsibility
  204. Santa Clara Law – International Human Rights Clinic
  205. Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness
  206. SEIU Healthcare IL
  207. The Sex Workers Project of the Urban Justice Center
  208. Shirkat Gah – Women’s Resource Centre
  209. SISTA Fire
  210. Sisters Health & Wellness Collective
  211. Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
  212. South Austin Coalition Southern Anti-Racism Network Southern Poverty Law Center Southwest Native Cultures StoptheDrugWar.org
  213. Strategies for Development
  214. Swaziland Migrant Mineworkers Association (SWAMMIWA)
  215. The Taifa Group
  216. Talking Drum Incorporated
  217. Te Rau Ora
  218. Thurgood Marshall Civil
  219. Rights Center at Howard University School of Law
  220. Tools4Democracy!
  221. TRANScending Barriers Atlanta
  222. The TransLatin@ Coalition
  223. Trinity United Church of Christ
  224. The TRY CENTER, Inc
  225. The Ubuntu Centre
  226. Uneafro Brasil
  227. UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab – People of African Descent and the SDGs E-Team
  228. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Montgomery
  229. United Belize Advocacy Movement
  230. United Nations Association of the USA
  231. United Nations Association, Northern New Jersey Chapter
  232. Universal Human Rights Defenders Coalition
  233. University Network for Human Rights
  234. Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights
  235. US Human Rights Cities Alliance
  236. US Human Rights Network
  237. Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
  238. Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs
  239. Waves Ahead Corp, Puerto Rico
  240. The Well Project
  241. Westside Justice Center
  242. WITNESS
  243. Women Human Rights Defender, Middle East and North Africa Coalition (WHRD-MENA)
  244. Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
  245. Women’s All Points Bulletin (WAPB)
  246. Woodhull Freedom Foundation
  247. World Against Racism Network (WARN)
  248. World Council of Churches
  249. World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT)
  250. World Without Genocide at Mitchell Hamline School of Law
  251. Yemeni Institute for Strategic Affairs

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