The US Program leads with the principle of racial justice and equity as a fundamental human right providing the foundational, over-arching, and unifying theme for all our work. Our strategic priorities focus on immigration and border rights, criminal justice, and democracy research and advocacy, each operationalized by our theory of change that centers our partners and the most impacted people. Our broader racial justice and equity work focuses on reparative and economic justice, and we advocate for the US to meet its international human rights obligation to end all forms of racial discrimination.

hands sticking through bars of a jail
  • Crisis and Conflict
    Honor guards carry the coffins of Houthi fighters killed by US-led airstrikes during a funeral in Sanaa, Yemen, February 10, 2024. 
    The US is Failing Yemenis
  • United States
    A view of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., on May 28, 2020.
    US: Human Rights Guide to 2024 Elections
  • Refugees and Migrants
    Following the Supreme Court’s ruling that the concertina wire that Texas National Guard rolled out on the banks of the Rio Grande can be removed by federal agents, the Biden administration should not wait a moment longer to direct federal agents to take it down. On different days and months apart in 2023, both of us witnessed asylum-seeking families, including small children, stuck on the Texas side of the river between the water and rows of concertina razor wire and nearly drowning as state police and national guard soldiers looked on.
    On the River, a Willful Disregard for Human Life and Safety



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Reverend Robert Turner of the historic Mount Vernon African Methodist Episcopal (AME) church, damaged in the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.

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Voters made clear that racial justice needs to be a priority for the next Administration. The US Congress now has an opportunity to make history. Justice can't wait. Tell Congress to pass H.R. 40 now.