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UPR Reports


The US Human Rights Network Executive Summary Report was submitted to the United Nations in October 2019. The report is informed by 38 issue reports submitted by 74 Network members and partner organizations.

The UPR Working Group was reviewed by the United States on November 9, 2020. The deadline for the US government to submit a report was February 2020. The current administration did not elect to submit a mid-term report, which was due in May 2019, and submitted their full-term report in August 2020. 

The following is a list of reports and summaries sent in by USHRN members and partners and included in the USHRN Executive Summary. Download the USHRN Executive Summary submitted to the United Nations here.

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UPR Reports

View the full list of UPR Reports submitted by Civil-Society Organizations here.

View the USHRN Executive Summary Report here.

View the Trump Administration's Report here. (August 2020)

View the Draft Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review here. (Dec 2020)

View the Biden Administration's "Addendum" Report here. (March 2021)

View the Biden Administration's Statement delivered during the UPR Adoption here. (March 2021)

Reports Included in USHRN Executive Summary Report

1. University of Miami Human Rights Clinic, WhyHunger, FIAN International, Coalition of Immokalee Workers, Food Bank of Southern Arizona, Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, Northwest Harvest, Syracuse University Nutrition & Food Studies Department, Food for Maine’s Future, Northwest Harvest. The Right to Food in the Context of Political Participation, Equality, and Non-Discrimination. View full report.


2. Center for the Right to Water Northwest: The Human Right to Water vs. Industrial Use: The Fight for Water. Summary only submitted.


3. The Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice (CREEJ); The Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute (HRI); and The Program on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in the Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University (ISHR): Ensuring Adequate and Affordable Sanitation on an Equitable Basis. View full report.


4. The National Lawyers Guild – International Committee, and the International Association of Democratic Lawyers: United States’ Failure to Put in Place Effective Measures to Protect the Right to Vote. View full report.


5. Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute (HRI) & The International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies (IAOHRA): Strengthening State and Local Promotion and Protection of Human Rights in the United States. View full report.


6. The Abortion Care Network, Amnesty International; Black Mamas Matter Alliance; Center for Reproductive Rights; The City University of New York Law School, Human Rights and Gender Justice Clinic; National Advocates for Pregnant Women; If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice; National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum; SisterSong, Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective; Women Enabled International.: Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice. View full report.


7. The Global Justice Center: Abortion Rights: Submission on behalf of the Global Justice Center. View full report.


8. Kelly Miller:  Equal Inclusion to Access for Indigent Pro Se Litigates to local and Federal court system Mechanisms. View full report.


9. New York Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement / #HALTsolitary Campaign: NYCAIC #HALTsolitary UPR Submission. View full report.


10. MADRE; Human Rights and Gender Justice Clinic, CUNY School of Law; Center for Gender & Refugee Studies; Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project: Eroded U.S. Asylum Protections for Gender Based Violence Survivors. View full report.


11. Cornell Law School’s Gender Justice Clinic: Sexual Violence in the U.S. Military. View full report.


12. University of Miami School of Law Human Rights Clinic (by Carla Carden, Kadian Crawford, Alexis Bay, and Professor Denisse Cordova Montes. Signatories included: Voces Unidas - Miami Workers Center, WeCount!, Community Justice Project, and UMHRC - and National Domestic Workers Alliance): Violations of the Human Right to Equality and Non-Discrimination in the U.S.: Low-Wage, Migrant Workers’ Experiences with Workplace Sexual Harassment. View full report.


13. Paula Buchanan, Rebecca Hankins, and Dr. Miguel Juarez: Information Access and Availability. Summary only submitted.


14. Defending Rights and Dissent: Defending Rights and Dissent. View full report.


15. Angry Tias and Abuelas: Abuse And Refoulement Of Asylum Seekers By The United States. View full report.


16. Hope Border Institute: Criminalization Of Asylum Seekers And Family Separation As A Genocide Practice. View full report.


17. Mama JuN (Mothers’ Justice Network) and Women LEAD Network.: Women’s Rights Violations at the U.S.-Mexico Border: Motherhood, Menstruation and Sexual Violence. View full report.


18. T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights; Rabbi Salem Pearce, Rabbi Lev Meirowitz Nelson, Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster, and Eliana Chavkin: Discriminatory Practices, Lack of Due Process, and Denial of Basic Rights in U.S. 

Immigration Policy. Summary only submitted.


19. Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, University of California, Berkeley: Consequences Of Islamophobia On Civil Liberties And Rights In The United States. View full report.


20. Friends of the African Union, Sons and Daughters of Africa, African American Agriculturist Association, African Diaspora Directorate, Keys of the Kingdom, CASH Community Development, Five Point Youth Foundation: Solutions to 400 years of African American History (1619-2019): an African Diaspora Directorate Solution to Racism using the 2020 Universal Periodic Review of the USA. View full report.


21. The National Lawyers Guild, International Association of Democratic Lawyers, People’s Action Institute and Rights and Democracy Institute: The Right to Health: How financing affects the right to health care in the U.S. View full report.


22. Kelly Miller: Rightful Access of Homeless persons from medical facilities and emergency room services to a 3rdparty Continuum of Care thru Medical Respite facilities. View full report.


23. Campaign for Youth Justice: Children Charged as Adults and Held in Adult Jails and Prisons in the United States. View full report.


24. Citlalli Mendoza and Ramon Montano, USHRN Students and Education Working Group: U.S. Children’s Right to Educational Equity. View full report.


25. Justice Strategies, Patricia Allard: Addressing the Impact of Parental Incarceration on Children of Color in the United States. View full report.


26. Julia Perez, MSEE, The Harvest: Legal Child Labor in U.S. Agriculture. View full report.


27. Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program, Rogers School of Law, University of Arizona: Criminalization of Indigenous Human Rights Defenders Resisting Extractive Industries in the United States. Summary only submitted.


28. Indigenous Alliance Without Borders and the International Mayan League: Indigenous Peoples’ Rights to Exist, Self Determination, Language and Due Process in Migration. View full report.


29. Virgin Islands Youth Advocacy Coalition, VIYAC and Facilitators of the Decolonization Working Group Virgin Islands Rastafari Sacramental Cannabis Council: Virgin Islanders' Right to Self-Determination & Decolonization. View full report.


30. Kelly Miller: Empowering Human Trafficked Victims to Take Back Their Lives. View full report.


31. National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty: Housing and Homelessness in the U.S.. View full report.


32. The Center for the Environment and Human Rights: Environment and Climate Change Denial under the Trump Administration: Fighting Back. Summary only Submitted.


33. University of Miami School of Law, Human Rights Clinic (by Conor Arevalo, Jennifer Gonzalez, Melanie Ng, David Stuzin, and Professor Tamar Ezer). Signatories included: University of Miami School of Law, Environmental Justice Clinic, The Alliance for GLBTQ Youth, Struggle for Miami’s Affordable and Sustainable Housing, Miami Workers Center, National Economic & Social Rights Initiative, and National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty: Housing and Homelessness in Miami-Dade County, Florida. View full report.


34. New Jersey Red Umbrella Alliance, Desiree Alliance, The Outlaw Project, Best Practices Policy Project and the Black Sex Worker Collective: Human Rights Violations of Sex Workers, People in the Sex Trades, and People Profiled as Such. View full report.



The following reports were submitted to the UN by USHRN members, but were not submitted early enough to be included in the USHRN Executive Summary, though they were still submitted to the United Nations on time along with the 34 reports listed above:


1. Coalición de Derechos Humanos, Poder in Action, Puente Human Rights Movement, South Texas Human Rights Center, The Border Network for Human Rights, The Rio Grande Valley-Equal Voice Network, The University of Dayton Human Rights Center, Trans Queer Pueblo: USHRN Immigration Working Group. View full report.

2. Justice for Muslims Collective and Muslim Justice League: Government Surveillance of Muslims and Marginalized Communities of Color. View full report.

3. The Border Network for Human Rights: God Does Not Exist Here: Torture on the U.S. - Mexico Border. View full report.


4. Medical Whistleblower Advocacy Network: Medical Disability, The Common Rule, and the ICCPR. View full report.


5. U.S. Human Rights Cities Alliance & Cities UPR Working Group-US Human Rights Network: The Growth of Corporate Influence in Sub-National Political & Legal Institutions Undermines U.S. Compliance with International Human Rights Obligations. View full report.

6. Southern Anti-Racism Network: The Criminalization of Black Public School Educators in Atlanta. View full report.

7. Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute: Denounce the U.S. criminalization and mistreatment of the homeless. View full report.


8. Southeast Indigenous Peoples’ Center: Access to Justice. View full report.


The following reports have been shared with USHRN after submission to the United Nations. To add your report to this list, please contact


1. Santa Clara University - International Human Rights Clinic (SCU-IHRC): U.S. Human Rights Violations in the Areas of Detention of Immigrant Children and Access to Abortion. View full report.


2. American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU): Report on Excessive and Disproportionate Sentences. View full report.


3. City of New Orleans, Mayors Office of Human Rights and Equity: The City of New Orleans highlights problems of racial discrimination, environmental justice, and housing & economic justice. View full report.


4. Pittsburgh UPR Coalition for Human Rights: Racial inequity at the core of human rights challenges in Pittsburgh. View full report.


5. Washington DC UPR Stakeholder Report: Capitol city addresses lack of statehood and voting rights, entrenched inequality, and affordable housing. View full report.


6. Strengthening State and Local Human Rights Submission to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review of United States of America-Third Cycle. Human Rights in the U.S. Project, Human Rights Institute, Columbia Law School in collaboration with the International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies (IAOHRA). View full report.


7. American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) National AFSC highlights housing, criminal punishment system, immigrant rights and racial inequities in UPR Stakeholder Report on US human rights conditions. View full report.


8. Violations of the Human Right to Effective Protection Before the Law: Access to Justice for Immigrant Survivors of Gender-Based Violence in the U.S. by Jamila Flomo, Amanda Suarez and Professor Caroline Bettinger-Lopez. Signatories included: UMHRC, Rural Women’s Health Project, Florida Legal Services, Florida Council Against Sexual Violence. View full report.

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