February 25, 2020         
Corporate Social Responsibility Related News Releases and Story Ideas for Reporters, Bloggers and Media Outlets   •   ARC Makes Strong Debut on HRC’s 2020 Corporate Equality Index   •   TherapeuticsMD and Afaxys Enter Into Agreement to Expand Access to ANNOVERA® in the U.S. Public Health Sector   •   Discover Recognized as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality For Seventh Consecutive Year   •   Guard your state-of-the-art Samsung Galaxy S20 phone with Gadget Guard Black Ice Flex screen protector   •   SBA to Host Information Call on Funding Competition for Organizations Providing Training to Women Veteran Entrepreneurs   •   Baby Making After Valentine’s Day Means a Turkey Time Baby: Preparing for a Summer Bump & Thanksgiving Wobble   •   Electronic Health Record System for Long-Term Services and Supports Provides Suite of Tools for Children's Services Providers   •   CAIR Calls on International Community to Condemn India's Anti-Muslim Law, Resulting Deaths   •   Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs: Alcohol Ads Lead to Youth Drinking, Should be More Regulated, Experts Say   •   Mattel Announces Ruth Handler Mentorship Program for Women in Toys Timed to Company’s 75th Anniversary   •   East Tennessee State University improving education for dental hygienists who work with children with sensory processing disorde   •   nextSource is officially a WBENC-Certified Women's Business Enterprise (WBE)   •   Washington Prime Group Announces HomeGoods to Open at Mesa Mall   •   Axalta Coating Systems Customize Cars for Children with Cognitive or Physical Challenges   •   Guaranteed Rate Supports VA Borrowers through Proud Partnership with the USO   •   Ovarian Cancer Canada Applauds Nova Scotia's Bold Commitment to Saving Women's Lives   •   Columbus Crew SC Announces Founding Partnership With OhioHealth and Naming Rights for Future Training Facility   •   “The 51st NAACP Image Awards” Illuminated the Airwaves With Black Excellence and Lit Up the Ratings With 1.8 Million   •   OG&E announces new solar projects with Chickasaw and Choctaw tribes; solar energy centers to be built in Davis and Durant, O
Bookmark and Share

Groups Urge Obama To Strengthening U.S. Human Rights Commitments


 Posted by Antoine Morris,  Civilrights.org

Human and civil rights groups are calling on President Obama to issue an executive order that holds the United States accountable for its human rights commitments.

The order calls for revitalizing an Inter-agency Working Group on Human Rights to serve as a coordinating body for federal agencies and departments as they implement human rights obligations in U.S. domestic policy. It also calls for impact assessments to ensure that regulations and pending legislation are in accordance with U.S. human rights commitments.

The effort is being spearheaded by the Human Rights at Home Campaign, a 50-member coalition of organizations, which includes The Leadership Conference, that is also promoting other goals to make domestic application of human rights principles a priority.

As the American Civil Liberties Union's Jamil Dakwar and Amnesty International's Cristina Finch recently explained in The Huffington Post:

"In addition to being a major symbolic achievement, issuance of an executive order sets forth a definitive plan, displays assertive action and lays the groundwork for the demand that other nations follow our lead."

Revitalizing the Inter-agency Working Group on Human Rights is one of the Human Rights at Home Campaign's four goals.  The other three are:

 

 

 

 

 The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights/The Leadership Conference Education Fund
1629 K Street NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20006

 



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News