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Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights
Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights is a non-governmental, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the promotion and protection of internationally recognized human rights. With the help of the more than 600 active volunteers who contribute an estimated $3.4 million annually of in-kind services, Minnesota Advocates documents human rights abuses, advocates on behalf of individual victims, educates on human rights issues, and provides training and technical assistance to address and prevent human rights violations. 

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Featured Project

Human Rights Monitoring in Sierra Leone

Minnesota Advocates team meeting with victims of human rights abuses in Kono, Sierra Leone
Minnesota Advocates team meeting with victims of human rights abuses in Kono, Sierra Leone
In May 2004, a Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights delegation traveled to Sierra Leone to monitor the transitional justice process in that country. In addition to documenting the human rights abuses committed during the conflict, the team examined Sierra Leone’s two primary transitional justice mechanisms, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Special Court for Sierra Leone. 

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What's New

Take Action for Liberian Refugee Immigration Protection Act on April 24
4/23/2007 3:22 PM


Defending Human Rights: Using the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights to Protect Fundamental Rights and Freedoms
6/14/2007 12:00 PM

Transitional Justice: Trends and New Developments
6/19/2007 8:00 AM

Challenged to Provide Healthcare for All

In The News

Twin Cities Daily Planet Highlights Jerome Verdier, Keynote Speaker at 2007 Human Rights Awards Dinner
6/8/2007 10:10 AM

The African News Journal Online Covers Story of Arnold Tsunga
5/30/2007 1:10 AM

Twin Cities Daily Planet Article Features TRC Project, Mentions Minnesota Advocates
5/19/2007 10:45 AM

Northwestern University Newspaper Article Discusses TRC
5/16/2007 9:00 AM

2007 Human Rights Awards Dinner

June 19, 2007

Keynote Speaker Jerome Verdier

Priscilla Hayner and
Sofia Macher

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Post 9/11 Project

Liberian Truth & Reconciliation Project

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Minnesota Advocates StopVAW Website

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