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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

Death Penalty Project

Kirk Bloodsworth, the first death row inmate exonerated by DNA, speaks about his experience at Minnesota Advocates' Death Penalty Project Lunchtime Speaker Series.
More than a decade ago, Minnesota Advocates adopted a formal commitment to oppose the death penalty worldwide. In the United States, the capricious and arbitrary administration of the death penalty results in an enormous need for competent lawyers to assist death row inmates with their post-conviction appeals. Minnesota Advocates' Death Penalty Project was organized in 1991 to recruit Minnesota attorneys to respond to this need. The Project also provides education and advocacy on death penalty issues. Read more

What's New

Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) Introduces Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act of 2007
2/16/2007 12:11 PM


Explaining the Roots of Wrongful Convictions to Readers: Texas v. Kerry Max Cook
3/15/2007 12:00 PM

Child Soldiers: Who’s Fighting our Wars?

"Twelve Angry Men" Film Screening and Q & A at St. Anthony Park Library
3/29/2007 7:00 PM

In The News

Michele Garnett McKenzie Quoted in Star Tribune Column on Trafficking
2/28/2007 10:55 PM

Mshale Features Article on Liberia TRC Statement-Taking Kickoff Celebration
2/25/2007 11:55 PM

Star Tribune's article on "Voices from Silence: Personal Accounts of the Long-term Impact of 9/11" report
2/22/2007 10:02 AM

Minnesota Women's Press Features International Women's Day
2/21/2007 12:00 AM

Star Tribune website on Liberians in Minnesota
2/19/2007 9:16 AM

Chicaco Sun-Times Quotes Jennifer Prestholdt in Story on Liberia TRC
2/19/2007 12:00 AM

TPT's Almanac Mentions MN Advocates in Coverage of Liberia TRC Project
2/16/2007 7:00 PM

The Analyst (Monrovia) Notes Minnesota Advocates Honored by Crusaders for Peace in Liberia
2/16/2007 12:00 AM

Post 9/11 Project

Liberian Truth & Reconciliation Project

Immigration Resources

Minnesota Advocates StopVAW Website

Join the Torture Destroys Us All Campaign!

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