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Local Immigration Experts Available to Discuss Humanitarian Crisis on U.S./Mexico Border (July 10, 2014)

MN Organization Sounds Alarm with India's President about Persecution of Human Rights Defenders (July 1, 2014)

Hyde Park Resident Being Recognized for Human Rights Work (June 10, 2014)

St. Cloud Attorney Laura Tripiciano to be recognized with human rights award (June 10, 2014)

Official Statement regarding the Ethiopia Government's Crackdown on Oromo Student Protests (June 3, 2014)

2014 Human Rights Awards Dinner Press Release (June 2014)

Writ Filed with U.S. Supreme Court for Review of One-Year Filing Deadline Issue (April 14, 2014)

“Minnesota Nice” Isn’t Enough, Says Groundbreaking Report (April 2, 2014)

“Minnesota Nice” Not Enough, Says Report Being Released at April 2 Press Conference (April 1, 2014)

The Advocates for Human Rights Calls for Release of U.S. Citizen Facing Charges in Dubai (December 10, 2013)

The Advocates for Human Rights Calls for Immediate and Thorough Investigation into the Torture and Murder of Prominent Cameroonian LGBT Rights Activist Eric Ohena Lembembe (July 16, 2013)

Minnesotans United for All Families and Our Vote Our Future to Receive Awards from The Advocates for Human Rights (May 13, 2013)

Immigration Reform Bill Welcomed by The Advocates for Human Rights (April 17, 2013)

Cantus Concert to Honor 30 Years of Human Rights Work (April 8, 2013)

The Advocates of Human Rights Focusing World Leaders on Violence Against Women (March 22, 2013)

Legislature Urged to Help Child Victims of Sex Trafficking (February 15, 2013)

Legislators, Safe Harbor coalition, announce legislation to address child sex trafficking in Minnesota (February 7, 2013)

The Advocates for Human Rights Works in Morocco, Mongolia, Latvia, and Lithuania in January to Combat Violence Against Women (February 1, 2013)

The Advocates for Human Rights Welcomes Minneapolis Action on Immigration (January 24, 2013)

The Advocates for Human Rights and Mongolian Partner to Conduct Interviews on Domestic Violence in Mongolia (January 15, 2013)

Film Screening and Book Reception with Iraqi Authors and Filmmakers (January 4, 2013)

Minnesota Attorneys and The Advocates Provide Free Legal Representation to 589 Immigrants, Immigrant Detainees, and Asylum Applicants in 2012 (December 28, 2012)

The Advocates Commends Maintaining Ban on Modi Visa (December 4, 2012)

The Advocates for Human Rights Joins "16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence" International Campaign with Resources and Events in Minnesota and Around the World (December 3, 2012)

The Advocates Releases Curriculum Featuring Iraqi Immigrant Stories (November 28, 2012)

Beneath the Blindfold: A Documentary Screening for International Human Rights Day (November 12, 2012)

Gifts from New Donors or New Sustaining Donors on Give to the Max Day will give The Advocates for Human Rights an extra $100 per donation! (November 8, 2012)

The Advocates and African Immigrant Services to Host Community Conversation on Immigrant Experiences in Minnesota (November 5, 2012)

The Advocates’ Women’s Human Rights Program and Partners to Present Report on the Implementation of Moldova’s Domestic Violence Legislation (October 29, 2012)

New: The Advocates for Human Rights’ World Day Against the Death Penalty Program to Include Damon Thibodeaux, Recently Exonerated after 15 Years on Louisiana’s Death Row (October 10, 2012)

The Advocates for Human Rights to Mark Progress toward Abolishing the Death Penalty on October 10, World Day Against the Death Penalty (October 3, 2012)

India’s Response to its Universal Periodic Review at the United Nations Disappoints Human Rights Groups (September 29, 2012)

The Advocates and The Friends of the St. Paul Public Library to Screen “Freeheld”—Film Chronicles Dying Woman’s Struggle to Transfer Pension to Domestic Partner (September 26, 2012)

The Advocates for Human Rights Launches Diaspora Community Survey (September 24, 2012)

The Advocates for Human Rights to Discuss Civil Rights and Voter Disenfranchisement at World Premiere of Appomattox at the Guthrie Theater (September 19, 2012)

The Advocates’ Women’s Human Rights Program and Croatia partner to present report on improving Croatia’s domestic violence legislation to Parliament (September 18, 2012)

Ramsey County Board hears testimony, pledges action around issue of sex trafficking of children (September 11, 2012)

New Education Curriculum Teaches Children about Immigration (August 29, 2012)

The Advocates to Present at Ramsey County Training on Combating Sex Trafficking for Minnesota Hotel Workers (August 22, 2012)

The Advocates to Host Minnesota State Fair Booth on Ending Hate, Welcoming Newcomers, and Respecting Human Rights (August 20, 2012)

Minnesota Attorneys Bring Asylum to Human Rights Activists from Around the World (August 7, 2012)

The Advocates celebrates announcement of Deferred Action Policy (July 26, 2012)

The Advocates releases new blog (July 11, 2012)

Join The Advocates for a reading and signing of John Bessler's Cruel and Unusual (June 26, 2012)

Cheryl Thomas speaks at Council of Europe Seminar (June 20, 2012)

The Advocates in Geneva, Switzerland for United Nations Review of Morocco and India (May 23, 2012)

The Advocates for Human Rights Condemns Latest Anti-Immigrant Hearing in Congress (March 28, 2012)

United Nations Adopts Declaration of Human Rights Education and Training (December 19, 2011)

The Advocates for Human Rights to Host "Human Rights Happy Hour" at Rock Bottom Brewery (November 10, 2011)

Moroccan Civil Society Organizations Make Recommendations to Combat Violence Against Women at the Upcoming United Nations Committee Against Torture (October 28, 2011)

The Advocates travels to Latvia to assist with domestic violence legal reform (September 30, 2011)

The Advocates for Human Rights Joins Call for Dignity, Not Detention on 15-year anniversary of Controversial Immigration Law (September 29, 2011)

Five Thousand Learn about Human Rights at the 2011 Minnesota State Fair (September 8, 2011)

Lights! Camera! Advocate! The Advocates for Human Rights at the State Fair (August 25, 2011)

The Advocates Welcome Extension of Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberians (August 16, 2011)

Advocates Welcome Signing of Law Protecting Children from Sexual Exploitation (July 20, 2011)

First Edition of Discover Human Rights Training Manual Helps Organizations Apply Human Rights Approach (July 12, 2011)

The Advocates for Human Rights welcomes report of U.N. Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, urges continued focus on ending violence against women in Minnesota (June 9, 2011)

Advocates Welcome Announcement in NE Minnesota of End to Prosecution of  Sexually Exploited Children (May 5, 2011)

Advocates Welcome New Approach to Protecting Sexually Exploited Children (February 25, 2011)

United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women Visits Twin Cities (February 7, 2010)

First-ever United Nations Human Rights Council review of the United States to raise questions of violations of rights of non-citizens (November 4, 2010)

Liberia's Human Rights Record Reviewed at United Nations (November 1, 2010)

The Advocates Responds to President Obama's Speech on Immigration (July 1, 2010)

The Advocates for Human Rights Condemns Arrest, Calls for Release of St. Paul Attorney Detained in Rwanda (June 1, 2010)

The Advocates Submits Statement to Senate Judiciary Hearing on Refugee Protection Act (May 18, 2010)

Arizona Copycat Legislation Threatens Human Rights, Protection of Crime Victims (May 5, 2010)

Human Rights Organization Declines Craigslist Grant (May 4, 2010) 

The Advocates and Moroccan NGOs Draft Law on Violence against Women in Morocco (March 18, 2010) 

The Advocates for Human Rights Welcomes Introduction of Refugee Protection Act (March 16, 2010)

“Dignity, Not Detention" Campaign Launched to Halt Expansion of the U.S. Immigration Detention System (February 24, 2010)

Do not Force Liberians to Leave the U.S., Urges The Advocates’ New Report (February 18, 2010) 

Liberian Peace Activist to Speak at International Women’s Day Celebration in Minneapolis (January 25, 2010)

U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to Hold Hearing on Implementation of Human Rights Treaties (December 15, 2009)

Rights Group Reports Continuing Human Rights Violations by Ethiopia; Urges Robust Review of Ethiopia’s Record by United Nations Human Rights Council (December 7, 2009)

The Advocates’ Mary Ellison Receives Journey of Hope Award from the Battered Women’s Legal Advocacy Project (October 22, 2009)
World Day against the Death Penalty 2009: Teaching Abolition (October 9, 2009)
The Advocates Welcomes Shift in Immigration Detention Policy, Cautions the Need for Greater Reform (October 7, 2009)
A Conversation about Sex Trafficking in MN (August 5, 2009)
Senate Passes Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act, but Includes Death Penalty Amendment (July 22, 2009)
Annual Human Rights Law & Policy Conference to Focus on Refugees (June 11, 2009)
Community Assembly on Immigration coming to Minnesota on June 14th (June 11, 2009)
Pro Bono Work Recognized at 2009 Human Rights Awards Dinner (June 2, 2009)

2009 Human Rights Awards Dinner: The Women of Afghanistan and Sudan (June 1, 2009)
The Advocates Joins Global Experts on Involving Diaspora Communities in Peacebuilding (May 4, 2009)
14th Annual International Women’s Day Celebration: Transforming the World Through Women’s Voices (March 10, 2009)
Legislation to Prevent and Combat Sex Trafficking in Minnesota (February 26, 2009)
Human Rights Group Hosts Pray the Devil Back to Hell (February 25, 2009)
Liberians Should Stay in the U.S., Report Advises Obama Administration (February 13, 2009)
The Advocates for Human Rights to Receive Outstanding Service to the Profession Award (January 29, 2009)
Local Advocates to Travel to Morocco with State Representative for Domestic Violence Legislation Training (January 15, 2009)