Advocacy

The Advocates for Human Rights works to create public policy that respects, protects, and fulfills human rights obligations in our home community and around the world.

Our Priorities
Our advocacy priorities are protecting the human rights of asylum seekers, refugees and immigrants; protecting the human rights of women and girls; supporting the work of human rights defenders; and working to abolish the death penalty.

Our Strategies
Our advocacy strategies include:

  • Using international human rights mechanisms, including those of the United Nations, to highlight human rights violations and advocate for policy change;
  • Advocating for public policy changes in Minnesota, the United States, and our partner countries;
  • Providing direct legal advocacy to asylum seekers and through amicus curiae briefing; and
  • Advancing our priorities by working in local, national, and international coalitions.

Learn More
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