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MRG joins ACLU, families of victims and 600 NGOs to call for UN scrutiny on racism and police brutality in the USA

8 June 2020

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


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 mustremainwithinthelimitsofthelawandseek tode-escalatesituationsratherthaninflamethem 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 Group- Minnesota 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


AfroFem Koop


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)

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)


Another Gulf Is Possible

Appalachian Prison Book Project

Plataforma Latinoamerica de Personas que Ejercen el Trabajo Sexual (PLAPERTS)


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

Association of Elder Complete Count Committees

Association Tunisienne de Défense des Libertés Individuelles


August Third Collective NAIM

Autistic Minority International

Autistic Self Advocacy Network

Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network

Awaken AwokeNet

Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy


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


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)

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 Gender- Based 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

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


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)


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


Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR)

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 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


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)

Human Rights Education Associates (HREA)

Human Rights Educators USA

Human Rights First

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


Law Office of Astkhik Levantian

Law Office of Geri Lynn Green

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada

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



Liberty rebellion organization

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

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)


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)


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


Oakland Law Collaborative

Obadele Society


Office for the Defense of Rights and Intersectionality (ODRI)

Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition (OVEC)


Ojanen Law Office


Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)

Open Society Justice Initiative

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


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 Afro- Brasileiras e Saúde (RENAFRO)


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 Professors- American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO)

Rutgers Immigrant Rights Clinic

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



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

Stella, l’amie de Maimie Student Press Law Center

Swaziland Migrant Mineworkers Association (SWAMMIWA)

T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights

Taskin Law and Mediation

Telangana Hijra Intersex Transgender Samiti

Temple of Understanding

The Advocates for Human Rights

The Black Coalition of Rights (Brazil)

The Drammeh Institute

The Evans Exoneration Project, Inc.

The Franklin Law Group, P.C.

The Fund for Global Human Rights

The GAP Gyrlz & The GAP Gyz

The Gravity Human Rights Podcast

The Human Trafficking Legal Center

The International Human Rights Clinic, Harvard Law School

The Jordan Davis Foundation

The Law Office of Curtis FJ Doebbler

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

The Mitchell Legal Group, PLLC.

The National Statistics Institute of Brazil

The Neighbourhood Organization (TNO)

The Nia Foundation

The Outlaw Projects

The Populace Foundation International (TPFI)

The Race and Gender Equity Project

The Racial Justice Network

The Talking Drum Incorporated

The TransLatin@ Coalition

The Wright to Live Foundation

Thomas Merton Center

Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center at Howard University School of Law

Trans and Muslim Project

Triangle Association of Muslim American Mothers (TAMAM)

Trinity United Church of Christ

Truth Justice Memory Center, Istanbul

Tunisian Association for the Support of Minorities

Tunisian Human Rights League

Ubuntu Institute for Community Development

UE Local 150/Black Workers for Justice/BAP

University of Illinois Chicago John Marshall Law School Human Rights Clinic


UN Ad Hoc Work Group, Minneapolis, MN

UN Human Rights

UN Permanent Forum for Indigenous Peoples


UNA Southern New York State Division

UNA-USA, Whittier Chapter in CA

UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab – People of African Descents & SDGs E-Team

Union Nationale Des Syndicats Autonomes (UNSA)

Unitarian Church of Vancouver

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee


United African Organization

United Nations Association of the USA


United States People Living with HIV Caucus

Universal Human Rights Defenders Coalition

University and College Consortium for Human Rights Education

University of Louisville Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research

University of Wisconsin Law School Queer Law Students Association (QLaw)

Urban Justice Center

Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights, University of Cincinnati College of Law

Urban Upreach, Inc.

Urgence: Notre Police Assassine

Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights


US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel

US Human Rights Cities Alliance

US Human Rights Network

US Network for Democracy in Brazil

USC International Human Rights Clinic

Vermont RAD

Vermont State Employees’ Association (VSEA)

Veterans for Peace

Vigilance for Democracy and the Civic State

Village of Wisdom Virginia Justice Democrats

Voice of East African Women ( VEAW)

Washington Christian Leaders Coalition

Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless

Washington Office on Latin America

We Re-Member WEPOWER, St. Louis Western States Center Whites Against Racism Wisconsin Justice Initiative WISDOM of Wisconsin

Within Our Lifetime: United for Palestine


Women and Girls of African Descent Caucus with United Nations

Women Enabled International

Women’s International’s League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)

Women’s March Global

Women’s All Points Bulletin (WAPB)

Women’s March

Woodhull Freedom Foundation

Working Class and Houseless Organizing Alliance (WHOA GSO)

World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT)

WV Citizens for Clean Elections

Young Bhutanese Coalition of New York

Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights