Families of victims of police violence and civil society groups call on UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to ensure effective implementation of UN Human Rights Council resolution on police violence and structural racism

August 3, 2020

H.E. Michelle Bachelet
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Palais Wilson
52 rue des Pâquis
CH-1201 Geneva, Switzerland
(via email: mbachelet@ohchr.org)

Dear High Commissioner,

The undersigned families of victims of police violence and civil society organizations write with regard to the Human Rights Council resolution (A/HRC/43/L.50) on the promotion and protection of the human rights and fundamental freedoms of Africans and of people of African descent against excessive use of force and other human rights violations by law enforcement officers.

As you know, the resolution has mandated your office, with the assistance of relevant Special Mandate Holders, “to prepare a report on systemic racism, violations of international human rights law against Africans and people of African descent by law enforcement agencies, especially those incidents that resulted in the death of George Floyd and other Africans and of people of African descent, to contribute to accountability and redress for victims.” The resolution has also requested that your office “examine government responses to antiracism peaceful process peaceful protests, including the alleged use of excessive force against protesters, bystanders and journalists.” In addition, the resolution also requested that the High Commissioner “include updates on police brutality against Africans and people of African descent in all her oral updates to the Council.”

While we were disappointed that the Council adopted a watered-down resolution due to enormous diplomatic pressure from the United States and other allied countries, we consider the outcome of the urgent debate a crucial first step towards full accountability for systemic police violence against Black people in the United States and more generally against people of African descent around the world. We wish to make the following recommendations and suggestions to ensure effective implementation of the resolution and a transparent, inclusive process for producing the report with maximum meaningful participation and engagement from directly impacted communities and other relevant stakeholders.

First, we strongly believe that the High Commissioner’s report should center the lived experiences of people of African descent and be informed primarily by individuals and communities directly impacted by structural racism and police violence. This requires inclusive outreach to communities of color and the creation of meaningful, safe, and accessible opportunities for consultation. It must also involve modalities to provide testimonies, evidence, and other relevant information and materials to encourage unhindered reporting from those fearing retaliation.

Second, for the report to fulfill the mandate of the Council’s resolution and respect the memory of George Floyd and other victims of police violence, it must examine and highlight individual cases of extrajudicial killings of people of African descent and entrenched impunity for police violence rooted in structural racism. The resolution specifically mentions the killing of George Floyd, whose horrific murder by a Minneapolis police officer (and the complicity of other officers) shocked the world and sparked unprecedented protests calling for police accountability and racial justice. The reference to the killing of “other Africans and of people of African descent” suggests that Floyd’s killing should not be the only case examined and highlighted in the report.

Third, we encourage you to thoroughly examine the history of racist policing in the United States and other countries in order to make recommendations for a concrete path forward regarding the Council’s role to ensure effective accountability and follow-up. The report should outline steps and measures that must be taken to dismantle structural racism and bring the country‘s criminal legal system in line with international human rights norms. The report should build and expand upon, rather than replicate, previous research and reports published by regional and international human rights bodies, including UN treaty bodies and relevant Special Mandate Holders. Extensive research has already been completed by the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance on racism, the UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, and the UN Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

Fourth, we are fully aware of the extraordinary financial challenges and limited resources at your disposal, as well as the overwhelming responsibilities of your Office, especially in response to the ongoing global health and economic crises imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we believe the implementation of this Council resolution resulting from an historic urgent debate should be of high priority. Sufficient resources must be allocated to ensure that the report comprehensively and thoroughly examines structural racism and police violence. We cannot exaggerate the unfathomable importance of this issue for millions of people and its implications on the full enjoyment of basic human rights and fundamental freedoms for people of African descent, Indigenous Peoples, and racial and ethnic minorities. In the United States alone, there are over a thousand people killed by law enforcement every year, below are just some of the signatures of the many family members, whose loved ones were killed by police that you will never hear of in the mainstream media. They have long been denied justice and accountability and treated as second class citizens; the opportunity to begin rectifying this wrong rests in your hands.

Fifth, the examination of racist police violence and government responses to antiracism protests, including the alleged use of excessive force against protesters, bystanders and journalists, must not be limited to desk research and/or a call for written submissions through notes verbales. Rather, it must be based on regional hearings and consultations, potentially facilitated by OHCHR’s regional and field offices, that will provide adequate and meaningful opportunities for a wide range of voices and experiences to be presented. Holding public hearings will increase the transparency and legitimacy of the process and outcome. It will also create opportunities to educate the public on racial justice and the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement at this historic juncture. It is possible to conduct more comprehensive outreach and consultations using virtual hearings and meetings, especially when travel and country visits are limited due to COVID-19 or financial constraints.

We stand ready to support you and your dedicated staff as you begin to implement the Council’s resolution. Please accept our sincerest gratitude and appreciation for the enormous work you do each day as the world’s collective human rights conscience.


The Families of the Victims of Police Brutality, by year that they lost their loved one:
Tamika Palmer, daughter Breonna Taylor killed by Louisville, KY Metro Police Department
Philonise Floyd & Quincy Mason, brother & father George Floyd killed by Minneapolis, MN Police
Addie Kitchen, son Steven DeMarco Taylor killed by San Leandro, CA Police
Amy Fizer, daughter Hannah Renee Fizer killed by Pettis County, MO Police
Jeannie Williams, son John Henry Ross II killed by Harrisonburg City Police, Rockingham County VA Sheriffs, and VA State Police
Desiree Lauren, son Sterling Humbert killed by Carrollton, TX Police
Irma Woodard-Duncklee, son Michael Lee Duncklee killed by Tucson, AZ Police
Lisa Finch, daughter Adelina Finch killed by Wichita, KS Police
Tammie Atchison Featherstone, nephew Jimmy Atchison killed by Atlanta, GA
Police Toni Biegert, son Joseph R. Biegert killed by Green Bay, WI Police
Trena & Quiana Miller, son TreShun Miller killed by Arlington, TX Police
Azucena Albrethsen, son Jacob E. Albrethsen killed by Orem Police
Barbara Okamoto, grandson Christopher A. Okamoto killed by Bakersfield, CA Police
Catherine Young, son D’Quan Young killed by Washington DC Police
Iris E. Salazar, daughter Leslie Salazar killed by Austin, TX Police
Lisa Vargas, son Anthony Daniel Vargas killed by Los Angeles County, CA Sheriff’s Deputies
Sabrina Passalaqua Courtroul, son Tommy Henley killed by Westminster, CO Police
Tiffany Simpson, son Logan Simpson killed by Bixby, OK Police
Aaron Heather Nordin, brother Jason Fanning killed by St. Joseph Police
Angelique Negroni-Kearse, husband Andrew Kearse killed by Schenectady Police
Annice Evans, son Angel Ramos killed by Vallejo, CA Police
Candance Gipp, brother G. Ryan Gipp Jr. killed by Standing Rock Police Department
Constance Joann McGuire, Tavaris Khalil McGuire killed by Kokomo Police
Cynthia Brown, nephew Kareen Ali Nadir Jones killed by Columbus, OH Police
Denise Fanning, son Jason Fanning killed by St. Joseph, MO Police
Donna Chisesi, son Jonathan David Victor killed by Baldwin County, AL Sheriff’s Office
Gina Torres, son Isaiah Hammett killed by St. Louis City SWAT/ St. Louis, MO Police
James & Kelly Ghaisar, son Bijan Ghaisar killed by Park Police in Northern Virginia
Kathy Scott-Lykes, son Jarvis Lykes killed by Georgia State Troopers
Katrina Johnson, cousin Charleena Lyles killed by Seattle, WA Police
Kimberly Handy-Jones, son Cordale Q. Handy, killed by St. Paul, MN Police
Krystal Wagner, son Shane Allen Jensen killed by Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Lisa Finch, son Andrew Finch killed by Wichita, KS Police
Marion Jones-Tamba, son Tyler J. Lee killed by Dekalb County Police
Natasha Manning, son Arties Manning III killed by New Orleans, LA Police
Pochya Mifflin, son Cedric Jamal Mifflin killed by Phenix City, AL Police
Rosie Chavez, nephew Jacob Dominguez killed by San Jose Police
Shae Powell, son James Daniel Jill killed by Arapahoe County Sheriff Department
Tiffany Tabares, son Dillan Tabares killed by Huntington Beach, CA Police
Valerie Rivera, son Eric Rivera killed by Los Angeles, CA Police Department
Vanessa Moore, son Hayden Stutz killed by Canton, OH Police
Adrienne Hood, son Henry Green killed by Columbus, OH Police
Alice Corley, son Lionel Vincent Gibson Jr. killed by Long Beach, CA Police
Arlene Molinaro, son Joseph Molinaro killed by Carbondale, PA Police
Ayanna Johnson, son Darius Wimberly killed by Bent Harbor, MI Police
Cruz Weick, son Sergio Daniel Weick killed by Vista, CA Sheriff’s Department
Dalphine Jabril Robinson, son Jabril B. Robinson killed by Clayton County, GA Police
Emily Gonzales, son Jordan Love killed by Corpus Christi, TX Police
Felicia Thomas, son Nicholas Thomas killed by Smyrna, GA Police
Heather Boland, cousin Bodhi Phelps killed by Gresham, OR Police
Irene Kalonji, son Christopher Kalonji killed by Clackamas, OR Sheriffs & Officers
Kim Thomas, son Earl Shaleek Pickney killed by Harrisburg, PA Police
Kristina Murphy, husband Christopher Murphy killed by Woodland, CA Highway Patrol
Lorenza Olivares, son Elias Portillo killed by Dallas, TX Police
Monteria Robinson, son Jamarion Robinson killed by Atlanta, GA Police
Pattie Gonzalez, husband Fermin Vincent Valenzuela killed by Anaheim, CA Police
Sandy Sanchez, son Anthony Nunez killed by San Jose, CA Police
Vicki Timpa, son Tony Timpa killed by Dallas, TX Police
Annemarie Grant, brother Thomas Purdy killed by Washoe County Sheriffs & Reno Police
Beverly Smith, son Alonzo Smith, killed by Special Police Officers in Washington, D.C.
Diane Winter, nephew Deven Guildford killed by Eaton County, MI Sheriff Department
Dominic Archibald, son Nathaniel Pickett II killed by San Bernardino County, CA Sheriff
Dorothy Osteen, son Bertrand Davis killed by Dallas, TX Police
Greg & Tammy Dyksma, son Nicholas Dyksma killed by Harris County, GA Deputy
Holly Galbraith Hester, son Delaney Hester beaten by Keller, TX Police
Holly Quigley-Papke, son Patrick Wetter killed by Stockton, CA Police
Jindia Blount, brother Juan May killed by Arlington, TX Police
Judy Alderman Edens, son Jason Alderman killed by Bakersfield Police
Kimberly Davis, son Kimoni Davis killed by Hanging Rock, OH Police
LaToya Howell, son Justus Howell killed by Zion, IL Police
Lynn Eagle Feather, son Paul Castaway killed by Denver, CO Police Department
Pamela Fields, cousin Derrick Hunt killed by Long Beach, CA Police
Sarah Fitch, son Samuel Toshiro Smith killed by Seattle, WA Police
Sharon Irwin, grandson Tony Terrell Robinson, killed by Madison, WI Police
Sheila Banks, godson Corey Jones killed by Palm Beach Gardens, FL Police Officer
Stephanie Babb, brother Captain Brian Avon Babb killed by Eugene, OR Police
Tania Hudson, son Deaunte Bell killed by Columbus, OH Police
Tina Taylor, son Christian Taylor killed by Arlington, TX Police
Cheryl Jones, son Marquise Jones killed by San Antonio, TX Police
Deanna Joseph, son Andrew Joseph III killed by Hillsborough County Sheriff Tampa, FL
Denise Rankin, son DaRon Gaylor Jr. killed by Flint, MI Police
Dorothy Holmes, son Ronald Johnson III killed by Chicago, IL Police
Gina Thayne, nephew Dillon Taylor killed by Salt Lake City Police
Janet Baker, son Jordan Baker killed by Houston, TX Police
Kathi Roberts Gaynier, son Andrew Gaynier killed by Dallas, TX Police
Laurie Valdez, partner Antonio Guzman Lopez killed by San Jose State, CA Police
Lisa Mays-Parramore, son Kelvin Mays killed by Garland, TX Police
Mary Wilsey, son Keith Vidal killed by Southport, NC Sheriff Department
Michael Brown Sr. & Lezley McSpadden, son Michael Brown Jr. killed by Ferguson, MO Police
Pamela Brooks, son Amir Brooks killed by Prince George’s County Police
Pamela Fields, nephew Donte Parker killed by San Bernardino County Sheriff
Shirley & Sean Harrison, son & brother Jason Harrison killed by Dallas, TX Police Department
Syreeta Myers, son VonDerrit Myers Jr. killed by St. Louis, MO Police
Tressa Sherrod, son John H. Crawford III killed by Beavercreek, OH Police
Vanessa White, son Victor White III killed by Iberia Parish, LA Sheriff Department
Vickie McNeill Williams, son Tinoris Williams killed by Palm Beach County, FL Sheriff Department
Collette Flanagan, son Clinton Allen killed by Dallas Police
Jenette Munoz, brother Salvador Munoz killed by Dallas, TX Police
Kristine Rose, son Jessie Rose killed by Utica, NY Police
Mary Wills, son Taylor Thompson killed by Escambia County, FL Sheriff
Milca Perez & Gerardo Pineda Sr., son Gerardo Pineda Jr. killed by Dallas, TX Police
Montye A. Benjamin, son Jayvis L. Benjamin killed by Avondale Estate Police, Decatur, GA
Murlene Spinks, son Anthony Skeaton killed in Placer County Jail
Pamela Fields, son Donte Jordan killed by Long Beach, CA Police
Royce Eckley, son Marcus Anthony Merritt Sr. killed by Louisiana State Police
Susana Lopez, son DeAngelo Lopez killed by Compton, CA Sheriff Department
Tawanda Jones, brother Tyrone West killed by Baltimore, MD Police
Toni Taylor, son Cary Ball Jr. killed by St. Louis, MO Police
Tyann Lavonne Salgardo, son Derek Brown killed by Tennessee State Troopers
Val Greenoak, son Jesse Hamilton killed by Santa Rosa Police Department
Valarie Carey, sister Miriam Carey killed by U.S. Secret Service & Capital Police in Washington D.C.
Virginia Bradford, son Fred Bradford killed by Dallas, TX Police
Amalia Villafane-Gregory, son Sebastian Gregory shot by Miami, FL Police
Ashley Harper, brother James Harper killed by Dallas, TX Police
Cynthia Mitchell, son Mario Romero killed by Vallejo, CA Police
Genevieve A. Huizar, son Manuel Diaz killed by Anaheim, CA Police
Jeralynn Brown-Blueford, son Alan Blueford killed by Oakland, CA Police
Krissy Johnson, father Inzer Allen Johnson killed by Rainbow City, AL Police
Lydia and Richard Adams, son Seth Issac Adams killed by Palm Beach, FL Sheriff Department
Martinez Sutton, sister Rekia Boyd killed by off-duty Chicago, IL Detective
Yolanda McNair, daughter Adaisha Miller killed by off-duty Detroit, MI Police
Anita Harris, grandson Dawntrae Ta’Shawn Williams killed by Gwinnett City, GA Police
Anita Willis, grandson Kerry Baxter killed by Oakland, CA Police
Bridzette Lane, son Ralphael Briscoe killed by Washington DC Police
Jean Thaxton, son Michael Lee Nida II killed by Downey, CA Police
Alicia Alvarez, son Johnathan Cuevas killed by Los Angeles, CA Sheriff Lynwood Station
Dionne Smith, son James Rivera Jr. killed by Stockton, CA Police
Theresa Smith, son Caesar Cruz killed by Anaheim, CA Police, 2009
Wanda Johnson, son Oscar Grant killed by BART Police in Oakland, CA, 2009
Darlene Cain, son Dale Graham killed by Baltimore, MD Police, 2008
Lola Jones, son Derrick Jones killed by Dallas, TX Police, 2008
Alicia Kirkman, son Angelo Miller killed by Cleveland, OH Police, 2007
Antoinette Washington, son Brandon Washington killed by Dallas, TX Police, 2007
Corie Angle Cline, brother Joe Whitehouse killed by Anaheim, CA Police, 2007
Sandra Lane, nephew Bobby Walker killed by Dallas, TX Police, 2007
Theresa James, partner Jay Martin Murphy Sr. killed by Albuquerque, NM Police, 2007
Verbena Hawkins, son Trinton Hawkins killed by Dallas, TX Police, 2007
Greta Willis, son Kevin L. Cooper killed by Baltimore City police, 2006
Kat Espinosa, son Asa Benjamin Sullivan killed by San Francisco, CA Police, 2006
Patricia Scott, son Raemawn Scott killed by Powder Spring, GA Police, 2003
Deborah Forge, son Keenen L. Forge killed by Dallas, TX Police, 2002
Marion Gray-Hopkins, son Gary Hopkins Jr. killed by Prince George County, MD Police, 1999
Vicki & Sara Mokuria, father Tesfaie Mokuria killed by Dallas, TX Police, 1992

Civil Society Organizations, in alphabetical order:
A Healing Paradigm
Access Now
Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights
Adalah Justice Project
Advocating Opportunity
Africa Solidarity Centre Ireland
Africa World Now Project
African American Center for Global Politics and Human Rights
African Voices Forum Ltd Africans Rising
AfriCaribbean ArtsConnections
Aging People in Prison Human Rights Campaign
Agricultural Justice Project
Agrupación XANGÔ Por la Inclusión y la Justicia Social
Alaska Community Action on Toxics
Al-Awda, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition
Alianza Nacional de Campesinas
ALQST for Human Rights
American Civil Liberties Union
Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain
Amie Lopez Law, Inc. Amnesty International Andrew Goodman Foundation Arizona Justice Alliance
Art and Resistance Through Education (ARTE)
Articulación Latinoamericana para el Decenio Afrodescendiente (ALDA)
Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC)
Asociación de la Comunidad Migrante Dominico Haitiana (ACMDH)
Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos de España (APDHE)
Asociación Proyecto Caribe Assiwar
Association des étudiant(e)s afro-descendant(e)s de l’Université de Lausanne
Association of World Citizens AsylumConnect
Australian Centre for International Justice
Autistic Minority International
Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network
Best Practices Policy Project (BPPP)
Bilitis Foundation Black AIDS Institute
Black Lives Matter Alliance, Broward
Black Lives Matter, Memphis
The Black Sex Worker Collective
Black Workers for Justice Blactivism
Boston University International Human Rights Clinic
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS)
California Families United 4 Justice
Call to Action, Colorado Campaign for Youth Justice
Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA)
Canadian Lawyers for International Human Rights
Caribbean Amerindian Development Organization (CADO)
Casa San Jose
Center for Civil Liberties
Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR)
Center for Ideas, Equity & Transformative Change
Center for International Human Rights, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Center for Justice and Accountability
Center for Reproductive Rights
The Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice
Center for Social and Constitutional Studies
Center for the Human Rights of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry (CHRUSP)
Center for Victims of Torture
Centre for Human Rights Law, SOAS, University of London
Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales
Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice at Harvard Law School
CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation
Coalición de Derechos Humanos
Coalition for an Ethical Psychology
Coalition for Restorative Justice
Coalition of Labor Union Women, San Francisco Chapter
Coalition Togolaise des Défenseurs des Droits Humains (CTDDH)
Colectivo Justicia Racial (JusticiaR)
Collectif Afro-Swiss 8
Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute
Community Access, Inc. Community Justice Project Conectas Direitos Humanos
Conferencia Nacional de Organizaciones Afrocolombianas (CNOA)
Continental Network of Indigenous Women of the Americas (ECMIA)
Contra Nocendi International
Coordination des Associations et des Particuliers pour la Liberté de Conscience
Cornell Gender Justice Clinic
Creative Educators International Network, Inc.
Cultural Survival
Deepti Bhuban
Defending Rights & Dissent
Drug Policy Alliance
Earth Action, Inc.
Egyptian Front for Human Rights (EFHR)
Empathy Surplus Project Foundation
The Episcopal Church Equal Rights Advocates Equality Now
Equipo Decenio Afrodescendiente, España
European Network of People of African Descent (ENPAD)
European Network of Women of African Descent (ENWAD)
Eyes Right Veteran’s Foundation
F’INE Pasifika Aotearoa Facilitate Global
Families of All Murder Victims (FOAM)
Families United 4 Justice Network (FU4JNetwork)
First Peoples Worldwide
Four Freedoms Forum
Fourteenth Amendment Group
The Franklin Law Group, P.C.
Freedom Network USA
Fundación Código Humano
Fundación Vida Grupo Ecológico Verde
The GAP Gyrlz and Gyz
Geneva for Human Rights – Global Training (GHR)
Global Center for Environmental Legal Studies, Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University
Global Interfaith Network for People of All Sexes, Sexual
Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression (GIN- SSOGIE)
Global Justice Center
Global Justice Clinic, NYU School of Law
Global Rights Advocacy
The Global Union & its Permanent Mission to the Global Safety of Nations and their People
Government Information Watch
Grata Fund
Gulf Centre for Human Rights
Guyana Reparations Committee
Haitian Bridge Alliance Harm Reduction International
Hawai’i Institute for Human Rights
HBCU Collective
HEAL Trafficking
Help & Shelter
Higher Ground Change Strategies
Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters, USA-JPIC
Horn Afrik News Agency for Human Rights (HANAHR)
Human Concern, Inc (HUCON)
Human Rights Advocates
Human Rights and Gender Justice Clinic, CUNY School of Law
Human Rights Bahamas
Human Rights Campaign
Human Rights Center at Chapel Hill & Carrboro
Human Rights Center, UC Berkeley School of Law
Human Rights Cities Alliance Steering Committee
Human Rights Concern, Eritrea (HRCE)
Human Rights Defenders Network, Sierra Leone
Human Rights Educators, USA (HREUSA)
Human Rights Project at the Urban Justice Center
Human Rights Watch (HRW)
Humanists International
Humanitaire Plus
I Am Clean Energy, LLC
Independent Commission for Human Rights in Africa (CIDH)
Indigenous Climate Action
Indigenous Environmental Network
Indonesian Institute for Independent Judiciary (LeIP)
Innocent Law, LLC
Institut des Médias pour la Démocratie et les Droits de l’Homme (IM2DH)
Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa
Interfaith Action for Human Rights
International Action Network for Gender Equity & Law
International Association of Democratic Lawyers
International Association of People’s Lawyers (IAPL)
International Center for Advocates Against Discrimination (ICAAD)
International Centre for Ethnic Studies
International Commission of Jurists (ICJ)
International Decade for People of African Descent (IDPAD), Summit Committee
International Decade for People of African Descent (IDPAD), Team Spain
International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)
International Federation for the Protection of the Rights of Ethnic, Religious, Linguistic & Other Minorities (IFPRERLOM)
International Human Rights Association of American Minorities (IHRAAM)
International Human Rights Clinic, Duke University School of Law
International Human Rights Clinic, Harvard Law School
International Human Rights Clinic, University of Chicago Law School
International Indian Treaty Council
International Lawyers (INTLawyers)
International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR)
International Organization for Indigenous Resource Development
International Organization for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (EAFORD)
International Service for Human Rights (ISHR)
International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific (IWRAW AP)
International Youth and Student Movement for the United Nations (ISMUN)
Iowa Unitarian Universalist Witness/Advocacy Network
Irish Council for Civil Liberties
J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association
Jericho Movement, Oakland Chapter
Jewish V oice for Peace Pittsburgh
JLT Dance Ensemble
Joe Beasley Foundation
Jousoryemen Foundation
Just Associates (JASS)
Justice Revival
Justice Roundtable
Karapatan Alliance
Kent State Truth Tribunal
Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto, LLP
Labiosa Center for the Arts LatinoJustice PRLDEF
Law and Policy Forum for Social Justice
Law Office of Eshigo P Okasili, LLC
Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada
League of Women Voters of the United States
Legal Aid at Work
Legal Resources Centre
LEPA Initiative
Lesbian and Gay Federation in Germany (LSVD)
Ligue des droits de l’Homme (LDH)
l’Organisation pour les Droits des Personnes d’Ascendance Africaine
Mainers for Accountable Leadership
Making Education a Priority (MEaP)
Malcolm X Center
Mamas Activating Movements for Abolition and Solidarity (MAMAS)
Mano Amiga de la Costa Chica
Matthew Shepard Foundation
Medical Whistleblower Advocacy Network
Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute
MidSouth Africa Link, Inc. Migrant Labourers Forum
Milwaukee County Human Rights Commission
MindFreedom International
Minority Rights Group International
Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition
Moscow Helsinki group
Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD)
Mothers of Chicago Police Torture Victims
Movement Law Lab
MPact Global Action for Gay Men’s Health and Rights
Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice, University of Louisville
Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art (MoCADA)
Namibia Diverse Women’s Association (NDWA)
National Action Network
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
National Birth Equity Collaborative
National Council of Churches USA
National Council on Independent living
National Health Care for the Homeless Council
National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
National Lawyers Guild
National Lawyers Guild, Central Arizona
National Lawyers Guild, International Committee
National Network for Immigrant & Refugee Rights
National Partnership for Women & Families
National Union of Healthcare Workers
National Working Positive Coalition
Native Roots Network
Nay’dini’aa Na’
NC Environmental Justice Network
New Afrikan People’s Organization/Malcolm X Grassroots Movement
New Community, The
New Future Foundation Inc. Nia Foundation, The
No to Women’s Oppression
Occupy Bergen County, New Jersey
Office for the Defense of Rights and Intersectionality (ODRI)
Office of HBCU Development & International Cooperation
Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)
Open Society Foundations (OSF)
Opening Act
OutRight Action International
Pan-African Council
Partners for Dignity and Rights
Partnership for Justice Pax Christi USA, Illinois
Peer Legislative Advocates, Washington State
Pioneer Filipino Transgender Men Movement
Pittsburgh Human Rights City Alliance
Planet Ally
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Portugal the Man Foundation (PTM Foundation)
Positive Women’s Network, USA (PWN-USA)
Project Blueprint
Promise Institute for Human Rights
Promoting Empowerment Through Awareness for Lesbian and Bisexual Women (PETAL)
Psychologists for Social Responsibility (PsySR)
Public Justice Center Rapid Shift
Red Comunitaria de Respuesta al COVID-19 en Puerto Rico
Relationship Building Associates
Reseau Nigerien des Defenseurs des Droits Humains
Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth
Rights and Democracy Institute (RDI)
Rise Up America
Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network
Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference
San Francisco Zen Center
San Jose State University Human Rights Institute
Santa Clara Law, International Human Rights Clinic
Schaghticoke First Nations
Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness
Seeding Sovereignty
Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center
Sexual Rights Initiative
Shasta County Arts Council
Sikh Coalition, The
Sillage Association
Sisters Health & Wellness Collective
Social Justice Guild of The First Existentialist Congregation of Atlanta
Solidarity Sisters Network of Liberia (SoSNoL)
Sons and Daughters of Africa (SADA), The
South Austin Coalition
Southern Anti-Racism Network
Southwest Native Cultures
Spirit of the Sun at Four Winds American Indian Council in Denver
Sunny Slaughter Consulting, LLC
Surviving Race: The Intersection of Injustice, Disability and Human Rights
Sustainable Development Enterprises
Swaziland Migrant Mineworkers Association (SWAMMIWA)
Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM)
Talking Drum Incorporated
Te Rau Ora
Terra de Direitos
The Advocates for Human Rights
The Human Trafficking Legal Center, The
The Jordan Davis Foundation, The
The Lesbian and Gay Association of Liberia (LEGAL), The
Trans, Gender Diverse & Intersex Activism in Action (GATE)
TransLatin@ Coalition, The
Tunisian Human Rights League
Ubuntu Institute for Community Development
UN Women Caucus for Women and Girls of African Descent
UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab, People of African Descent E-Team
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC)
United Belize Advocacy Movement
United Church of Canada, The
United Confederation of Taíno People
United Nations Association (UNA-USA), Bronx Chapter
United Nations Association (UNA-USA), Brooklyn Chapter
United Nations Association (UNA-USA), Northern New Jersey Chapter
United Nations Association (UNA-USA), Queens Chapter
United Nations Association of the USA
United Nations Permanent Forum for Indigenous Peoples/Sana Global
United States People Living with HIV Caucus
Universal Human Rights Defenders Coalition
University Network for Human Rights
University of Makeni 13
Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights
US Human Rights Cities Alliance
US Human Rights Network (USHRN)
Veterans for Peace
Veterans for Peace, Chapter 69
Veterans for Peace, Phil Berrigan Memorial Chapter
Vigilance for Democracy and the Civic State
War Resisters League
Washington College of Law, Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law
Waves Ahead
We All Rise
Welfare Warriors
Well Project, The Westside Justice Center
William Nicholas Gomes, human rights activist and freelance journalist
Witness at the Border
Women and Girls of African Descent Caucus Americas and the Caribbean (NGOCSW/NYC)
Women Lead Network
Women’s Points Bulletin (WAPB)
Women’s March Global
Womxn From the Mountain
Woodhull Freedom Foundation (WFF)
Work Group Minnesota for Human Rights
Workers Center of Central New York
World Against Racism Network (WARN)
World Federalist Movement/Institute for Global Policy
World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT)
Yemen Organization for Defending Rights & Democratic Freedoms
Yemeni Institute for Strategic Affairs
Yukayeke Guacata

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