News Releases 2012

Minnesota Attorneys and The Advocates Provide Free Legal Representation to 589 Immigrants, Immigrant Detainees, and Asylum Applicants in 2012 (Dec. 28)

The Advocates Commends Maintaining Ban on Modi Visa (Dec. 4)

The Advocates for Human Rights Joins "16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence" International Campaign with Resources and Events in Minnesota and Around the World (Dec. 3)

The Advocates Releases Curriculum Featuring Iraqi Immigrant Stories (Nov. 28)

Beneath the Blindfold: A Documentary Screening for International Human Rights Day (Nov. 12)

Gifts from New Donors or New Sustaining Donors on Give to the Max Day will give The Advocates for Human Rights an extra $100 per donation! (Nov. 8)

The Advocates and African Immigrant Services to Host Community Conversation on Immigrant Experiences in Minnesota (Nov. 5)

The Advocates’ Women’s Human Rights Program and Partners to Present Report on the Implementation of Moldova’s Domestic Violence Legislation (Oct. 29)

New: The Advocates for Human Rights’ World Day Against the Death Penalty Program to Include Damon Thibodeaux, Recently Exonerated after 15 Years on Louisiana’s Death Row (Oct. 10)

The Advocates for Human Rights to Mark Progress toward Abolishing the Death Penalty on October 10, World Day Against the Death Penalty (Oct. 3)

India’s Response to its Universal Periodic Review at the United Nations Disappoints Human Rights Groups (Sept. 29)

The Advocates and The Friends of the St. Paul Public Library to Screen “Freeheld”—Film Chronicles Dying Woman’s Struggle to Transfer Pension to Domestic Partner (Sept. 26)

The Advocates for Human Rights Launches Diaspora Survey (Sept. 24)

The Advocates for Human Rights to Discuss Civil Rights and Voter Disenfranchisement at World Premiere of Appomattox at the Guthrie Theater (Sept. 19)

The Advocates’ Women’s Human Rights Program and Croatia partner to present report on improving Croatia’s domestic violence legislation to Parliament (Sept. 18)

Ramsey County Board hears testimony, pledges action around issue of sex trafficking of children (Sept. 11)

New Education Curriculum Teaches Children about Immigration (Aug. 29)

The Advocates to Present at Ramsey County Training on Combating Sex Trafficking for Minnesota Hotel Workers (Aug. 22)

The Advocates to Host Minnesota State Fair Booth on Ending Hate, Welcoming Newcomers, and Respecting Human Rights (Aug. 20)

Minnesota Attorneys Bring Asylum to Human Rights Activists from Around the World (Aug. 7)

The Advocates celebrates announcement of Deferred Action Policy (July 26)

The Advocates releases new blog (July 11)

Join The Advocates for a reading and signing of John Bessler's Cruel and Unusual (June 26)

Cheryl Thomas speaks at Council of Europe Seminar (June 20)

The Advocates in Geneva, Switzerland for United Nations Review of Morocco and India (May 23)

The Advocates for Human Rights Condemns Latest Anti-Immigrant Hearing in Congress (March 28)

News Releases 2011

United Nations Adopts Declaration of Human Rights Education and Training (Dec. 19)

The Advocates for Human Rights to Host "Human Rights Happy Hour" at Rock Bottom Brewery (Nov. 10)

Moroccan Civil Society Organizations Make Recommendations to Combat Violence Against Women at the Upcoming United Nations Committee Against Torture (Oct. 28)

The Advocates travels to Latvia to assist with domestic violence legal reform (Sept. 30)

The Advocates for Human Rights Joins Call for Dignity, Not Detention on 15-year anniversary of Controversial Immigration Law (Sept. 29)

Five Thousand Learn about Human Rights at the 2011 Minnesota State Fair (Sept. 8)

Lights! Camera! Advocate! The Advocates for Human Rights at the State Fair (Aug. 25)

The Advocates Welcome Extension of Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberians (Aug. 16)

Advocates Welcome Signing of Law Protecting Children from Sexual Exploitation (July 20)

First Edition of Discover Human Rights Training Manual Helps Organizations Apply Human Rights Approach (July 12)

The Advocates for Human Rights welcomes report of U.N. Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, urges continued focus on ending violence against women in Minnesota (June 9)

Advocates Welcome Announcement in NE Minnesota of End to Prosecution of  Sexually Exploited Children (May 5)

Advocates Welcome New Approach to Protecting Sexually Exploited Children (Feb. 25)

News Releases 2010

United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women Visits Twin Cities (Feb. 7)

First-ever united nations human rights council review of US to raise questions (Nov. 1)

Liberia's Human Rights Record Reviewed at United Nations (Nov. 1)

The Advocates Responds to President Obama's Speech on Immigration (July 1)

The Advocates for Human Rights Condemns Arrest, Calls for Release of St. Paul Attorney Detained in Rwanda (June 1)

The Advocates Submits Statement to Senate Judiciary Hearing on Refugee Protection Act (May 18)

Arizona Copycat Legislation Threatens Human Rights, Protection of Crime Victims (May 5)

Human Rights Organization Declines Craigslist Grant (May 4) 

The Advocates and Moroccan NGOs Draft Law on Violence against Women in Morocco (March 18) 

The Advocates for Human Rights Welcomes Introduction of Refugee Protection Act (March 16)

“Dignity, Not Detention" Campaign Launched to Halt Expansion of the U.S. Immigration Detention System (Feb. 24)

Do not Force Liberians to Leave the U.S., Urges The Advocates’ New Report (Feb. 18) 

Liberian Peace Activist to Speak at International Women’s Day Celebration in Minneapolis (Jan. 25)

News Releases 2009

U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to Hold Hearing on Implementation of Human Rights Treaties (Dec. 15)

Rights Group Reports Continuing Human Rights Violations by Ethiopia; Urges Robust Review of Ethiopia’s Record by United Nations Human Rights Council (Dec. 7)