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.

Priorities

  • Defending the human rights of asylum seekers, refugees, and immigrants; 
  • Protecting the human rights of women and girls; 
  • Supporting the work of human rights defenders; 
  • Working to abolish the death penalty; and
  • Ending impunity for human rights violations.

Strategies

  • 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, trafficking survivors, and detained immigrants and amicus curiae briefing in priority human rights cases; 
  • Advancing our priorities by working in partnerships and coaltions; and
  • Confronting and dismantling white supremcacy, white nationalism, and racism.

Partners

The Advocates for Human Rights works in state, national, and global partnerships and coaltions dedicated to advancing our priority issues. 

Anti-Racism and Human Rights

Confronting and dismantling racism, white nationalism, and white supremacy is an urgent human rights priority in the United States.

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