The ILRC seeks to improve immigration law and policy, expand the capacity of legal service providers, and advance immigrant rights. The ILRC trains attorneys, paralegals, and community-based advocates who work with immigrants around the country. They inform the media, elected officials, and public to shape effective and just immigration policy and law. Their staff works with grassroots immigrant organizations to promote civic engagement and social change.
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The second Universal Periodic Review of the United States’ human rights record took place in 2015, allowing many indigenous groups to speak on their experiences working with the United States to preserve their rights and dignity.
The ILO Convention has been one of the guiding documents in holding nations accountable to preserving indigenous people’s rights for almost a century. Through this convention, indigenous peopls have fought for economic and social rights and coordinated advocacy efforts on a global level.
22nd Working Group on Indigenous Populations Tackles Conflict Resolution, Indigenous Participation I
During the 22nd United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Populations, representatives of indigenous communities gathered in Geneva to discuss how best to address violence and conflict in order to preserve their survival.
Realizing Women’s Rights: the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against W
In this article, Professor Joshua Cooper outlines the process by which women might use the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women to hold their governments accountable to preserving their rights.
Through the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, signatory nations are required to submit bi-yearly reports outlining their plans to preserve the full range of rights guaranteed to their citizens under the covenant.
The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights guarantees transparency from member states, which are asked to outline how they preserve such rights within their nations.
Indigenous peoples in Oceania are facing threats to their very survival due to the effects of climate change. However, they are also rising to meet the challenges ahead by preparing both their land and their people for these threats.
The UN Convention Against Toture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment outlines how communities and individuals might seek redress against torture and ensure that those who torture are held responsible for their actions. This piece guides the reader through the steps of invoking the convention.
Indigenous peoples might engage with the UN and larger bodies to address climate change through careful organizing, mobilizing public interest, and connecting over the Internet.