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Human Rights on Capitol Hill – November 2021 Newsletter

HUMAN RIGHTS ON CAPITOL HILL Table of Contents Featured Legislative Updates U.S. Asylum Updates International Updates NOVEMBER 2021 NEWSLETTER Featured: Human Rights Crisis in Afghanistan Members and supporters of NY’s…

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Joint Statement: Biden Administration, UN Security Council Must Ensure Inclusion of Critical Human Rights Monitoring in MINURSO

In a joint statement released today, Amnesty International USA and Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights called on the Biden Administration - as the mandate's penholder - and the UN Security…

October 25, 2021
NEW YORK, USA - FEBRUARY 28: United Nations Security Council holds an urgent meeting on the recent escalation in the northwest of Syria in New York, United States on February 28, 2020. (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)


The Human Rights Crackdown in Western Sahara and the Need for Action by the Biden Administration

Classified as a non-self-governing territory by the United Nations, Western Sahara has been under de-facto annexation by Morocco since the late 1970s. Morocco controls three-fourths of Western Sahara via unilateral…

September 27, 2021
A vehicle of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) drives on the Moroccan side of the border crossing point between Morocco and Mauritania in Guerguerat located in the Western Sahara, on November 25, 2020, after the intervention of the royal Moroccan armed forces in the area. - Morocco in early November accused the Polisario Front of blocking the key highway for trade with the rest of Africa, and launched a military operation to reopen it. (Photo by Fadel SENNA / AFP) (Photo by FADEL SENNA/AFP via Getty Images)