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UPR Task Force Hosts March 17 Press Conference

On March 17, the UPR Task Force convened a press conference/debrief following the Adoption of the US Universal Periodic Review Outcomes. You can view the recording of this session in its entirety here. Three UPR Task Force members delivered interventions, including Jamil Dakwar (ACLU), Kerry McLean (Int'l Association of Democratic Lawyers) and Nadia Ben-Youssef (Center for Constitutional Rights).


Speakers at the UPR Task Force's Press Conference include:

  • JoAnn Kamuf Ward, Human Rights Institute at Columbia Law School

  • Dr. Vickie Casanova-Willis, US Human Rights Network

  • Joshua Cooper, Hawai'i Institute for Human Rights

  • Donna Murray, The GAP Gyrlz

  • Denice Labertew, Women LEAD Network

  • N'jaila Rhee, New Jersey Red Umbrella Alliance (NJRUA), who delivered a statement on behalf of The Outlaw Project, Desiree Alliance, The Black Sex Worker Collective (BSWC), and the Best Practices Policy Project (BPPP)

  • Cristine Sardina, Desiree Alliance

  • Jamil Dakwar, ACLU

  • Mary Gerisch, USHRN Task Force

The full video is also available for viewing and downloading on USHRN's Vimeo.



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