US Human Rights Network

The US Human Rights Network (USHRN) is organized around a caucus structure. Caucuses function as working groups that share information, identify strategies and capacity building needs, as well as explore potential collaborations. Currently, caucuses have been formed in the following areas: … (full text Issues/Caucus).

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About: Underlying all human rights work in the United States is a commitment to challenge the belief that the United States is inherently superior to other countries of the world, and that neither the US government nor the US rights movements have anything to gain from the domestic application of human rights.

Network members believe that the US government should no longer be allowed to shield itself from accountability to human rights norms and that the US civil, women’s, worker, immigrant, LGBTQ, prisoner and other rights movements that stand to benefit, perhaps now more than ever, from an end to US impunity in this regard.

Despite this mounting energy for a U.S. human rights movement, the ultimate aim of such efforts– full U.S. compliance with universal human rights standards–will require the development of a broad-based, democratic movement that is dedicated to the long-term goal of transforming U.S. political culture. We see the strategic urgency of anchoring the Network’s movement building within those groups that have been historically oppressed. This would include (but not limited to) the following: African American organizations, with a special emphasis on the student/youth sector; Latin@; LGBTQ; indigenous; progressive womens organizations; disabilities rights groups and immigrant and migrant rights organizations.

Presently, the Network is governed by a Board of Directors composed of leading human rights organizers, lawyers, policy analysts, educators, researchers and scholars. The leadership also includes individuals directly affected by human rights violations. The Board of Directors meets regularly to identify the ongoing needs and functions of the network and its members.

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