The Campaign for Southern Equality has launched this online Toolkit to help LGBTQ Southerners – especially those in small towns and rural areas – understand and protect their rights. The Toolkit consists of Health Care Power of Attorney forms for every Southern state, LGBTQ-friendly attorney and physician lists, links to legal and mental health resources, and Name and Gender Change Guides. It also provides current information about changes in state and federal law against the backdrop of a rapidly-changing legal landscape.
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La tarea de promover los derechos humanos requiere facilitar el acceso organizado a los instrumentos jurídicos y demás referencias doctrinales desarrolladas por el Derecho Internacional de los Derechos Humanos. El objetivo de la serie Aportes es sistematizar todos estos instrumentos para uso de los activistas y ciudadanos comunes.
A Utah-based immigration activist launched a Spanish-language smartphone application, “Derechos Herencia”, designed to assist those facing detention and deportation proceedings for being in the US illegally. “Derechos Herencia”explains immigrant rights in Spanish and includes links to petitions for illegal immigrants facing deportation proceedings as well as an ability to sign petitions geared toward immigrant rights.
Legal assistance can be indispensible for human rights defenders who are unable to personally find the resources to represent themselves fairly against legal processes that can be biased or corrupt. Trial observation is a monitoring tool aimed at ensuring the respect of due process and fair trial standards and providing protection to defenders subjected to judicial harassment and persecution. The following is a list of organizations sorted by region that performs legal assistance and trial observation.
Through the Asylum Legal Representation Program at Human Rights First, volunteer lawyers have the unique opportunity to help refugees win asylum in the United States.
An overview of the four principal Human Rights Treaties that permit complaints, along with a detailed description of the complaint process and its procedures. A link to submitting a complaint form is included.