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More than 100 days into his term, President Joe Biden has yet to take significant steps to change course on immigration detention. With Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) still holding over 16,000 immigrants and asylum seekers, he needs to end the…
A woman walks carrying her child at the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) South Texas Family Residential Center, in Dilley, Texas, August 23, 2019. 
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(Washington, DC, May 13, 2020) – The House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties will hold a hearing, Continuing Injustice: The Centennial of the Tulsa-Greenwood Race Massacre, on May 19, 2021, ahead of the Tulsa…
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Families of Victims of Police Brutality, Civil Society Groups Write to Ensure Effective Accountability and Follow-up to HRC Resolution 43/1

10 May 2021 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…
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Measure Would Help to Ensure Meaningful Accountability Measures in the Senate Version of the Justice in Policing Act of 2021

May 10, 2021 The Honorable Charles Schumer Majority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20004 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Minority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20004 Re: End qualified immunity to ensure meaningful accountability measures in the…
Police officers wait while people experiencing homelessness collect their belongings during a sweep of their encampment under a San Francisco, California freeway, March 1, 2016.
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The 21st Century Movement for Repair

The first government proposal to repair the damage of US slavery was Special Field Order No. 15 from civil war general William T. Sherman. The wartime order from Sherman, who led Union soldiers, allotted 40 acres of land to some newly freed Black families…
A sculpture of African slaves by Ghanaian artist, Kwame Akoto-Bamfo, at the beginning of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama. 
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First in the US Legislation Aims to Educate Public

Last week, the New York City Council passed a bill mandating the city’s health department to develop educational materials about how so-called “normalizing” surgeries on children born with variations in their sex characteristics are medically unnecessary…
People hold a yellow banner reading "End Intersex Surgeries" in purple writing
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Legislation Would Restore SNAP and TANF Access for Individuals with a Past Felony Drug Conviction

April 22, 2021 Dear Member of Congress, We, the undersigned organizations, write to urge you to support the Making Essentials Affordable and Lawful (MEAL) Act. This legislation would immediately repeal the lifetime ban on individuals with a past felony…
A view of the Capitol Building in Washington October 15, 2013.
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Brazil Should Deliver Results in Reducing Deforestation and Impunity for Environmental Crime and Violence

Speaking at the Leaders Summit on Climate convened by the United States today, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro insisted he’s committed to protecting the Amazon and even pledged more resources for environmental law enforcement. But since taking office…
Congressmen Jair Bolsonaro e Eduardo Bolsonaro speak with the press, Brasília, June 21, 2016.