The US Human Rights Network 2019 - 2020 Human Rights Report is now live at this link.
The original date for the United Nations Universal Periodic Review of the US was set for today, May 11, 2020, but was postponed as a result of the global pandemic. We decided to release our annual human rights report on the same date as a message that we will not stop working towards realizing human rights in the US; civil society remains committed to holding the US accountable to its human rights obligations.
Don't forget to participate in today's Day of Action by: 1) Reading and sharing the USHRN 2019-2020 Human Rights Report 2) Participating in a UPR Cities webinar today to learn about ongoing local advocacy across the US 3) Watching and sharing this short video recap of our recent briefing to UN diplomats on human rights and COVID-19 The coronavirus pandemic has shone a light on the ways in which those vulnerable to human rights abuses in the U.S. -- people of color, people experiencing homelessness, people in detention, people with disabilities, and others -- are also most likely to get sick and even die from COVID-19 related complications. This pandemic has proven to us that we are all connected and that the recognition of human rights for our most vulnerable communities is essential to the well-being of all people.
We believe in a future where the inherent dignity, freedom, and potential of every person is fiercely protected and, working together, we believe that this future is within our reach.