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Civil Society Briefing to UN Missions - Human Rights & COVID-19 (April 15, 2020)

Updated: Apr 17



Universal Periodic Review of the United States

Virtual Civil Society Briefing: Human Rights & COVID-19

April 15, 2020

3:30 PM  - 5:00 PM Geneva Time


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1. Opening Remarks

Presented by Salimah Hankins, US Human Rights Network

Contact information: shankins@ushrnetwork.org

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2. Housing, Sanitation & Water 

Presented by Robert Robinson, Partners for Dignity and Rights

Contact information: rob.robinson423@gmail.com, jward@law.columbia.edu, ETars@nlchp.org

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3. Workers’ Rights Presented by Monica Jones, The Outlaw Project, Sex Workers’ Rights Working Group

Contact information: monica6022006@gmail.com, bestpracticespolicyproject@gmail.com, newjerseyrua@gmail.com

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4. Prisons, Jails & Immigration Detention

Presented by Eunice Cho, American Civil Liberties Union

Contact information: ECho@aclu.org, jdakwar@aclu.org, naramayo@aclu.org

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5. Healthcare Presented by Mary Gerisch, Rights and Democracy Institute

Contact information: marygerisch@gmail.com, martha@marthalschmidt.net

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6. Democracy, Voting Rights & Human Rights Defenders

Presented by Lumumba Akinwole-Bandele, Movement for Black Lives

Contact information: lbandele@gmail.com, nbenyoussef@ccrjustice.org

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7. Indigenous Peoples

Presented by Dr. Octaviana Trujillo (Yoeme), Alianza Indigena Sin Fronteras

Contact information: octaviana@mac.com, joshuacooperhawaii@gmail.com

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8. Women’s Rights

Presented by Denice Labertew, Women LEAD Network

Contact information: feministadvocate1@gmail.com, kerrymclean@gmail.com View item presentation slides

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9. Q&A Session via Chatbox


10. Closing Remarks

Presented by Salimah Hankins, US Human Rights Network

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