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Kerry Kennedy: Reflections from Myanmar & Bangladesh
2.18.2020
Healing divisions with human rights education, from the Bronx to the Balkans
2.18.2020
Human Rights Takes Center Stage in Mexico City
2.14.2020
Rechazamos la aprobación del Decreto que limita el trabajo de las ONGs en Guatemala
Las ONG firmantes exhortamos al presidente de la República de Guatemala a vetar el Decreto No. 04-2020 que introduce reformas a la Ley de ONGs que afectan la libertad de asociación, libertad de expresión y restringe el espacio cívico
2.13.2020
Myanmar: Lift Internet Restrictions in Rakhine and Chin States
Mobile internet blackout in four townships in Rakhine State among the world’s longest running
2.05.2020
Employers boosting efforts to create respect and dignity at work
New research by Willis Towers Watson, in collaboration with Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, finds significant gaps exist between employer and employee perspectives on workplace dignity.
2.04.2020
Fighting for justice together with Indigenous Activists in Guatemala
RFK Human Rights and the Xinka Parliament ask the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to hold Guatemala responsible for failing to protect the life of 16-year-old activist and her father
1.30.2020
The Case of Omoyele Sowore
The Nigerian authorities have subjected journalist and human rights defender to multiple human rights violations
1.30.2020
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Announces Eight New Powerhouse Board Members
1.29.2020
Generaciones en riesgo de apatridia
Entrevista a la abogada María Bizenny sobre la desnacionalización de personas dominicanas de ascendencia haitiana
1.29.2020
Generations at risk of statelessness
An interview with Attorney María Bizenny on denationalization of Dominicans of Haitian descent
1.23.2020
The ICJ Orders Myanmar to Protect Rohingya from Genocide
Robert F Kennedy Human Rights Welcomes the International Court of Justices Historic Decision
1.21.2020
FIRST YEAR OF THE PROSECUTOR GENERAL IN MEXICO CONCLUDES WITH FEW ADVANCES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST IMPUNITY
1.16.2020
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Launches Bold Immigration Initiative
1.16.2020
Kerry Kennedy on the chaos and cruelty at the U.S.-Mexico border
1.16.2020
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Leads Global Litigation Network to Protect Civic Space
1.07.2020 ,
Our Full Public Comment to the NYC Board of Correction
We urge the abolition of punitive separation and prolonged solitary confinement in New York City
12.17.2019
STATEMENT BY KERRY KENNEDY ON THE UNLAWFUL RE-ARREST OF OMOYELE SOWORE
12.09.2019
Vishal Verma joins the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Leadership Council
12.05.2019
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Celebrates Sahrawi Human Rights Defender and 2019 Right Livelihood Award Laureate Aminatou Haidar
11.20.2019
Our 2019 Ripple of Hope Awards Gala is December 12!
11.14.2019
A Historic Week for Justice for the Rohingya
11.12.2019
Bangladesh: Protect Rohingya Refugees, Make U.N. Assessment Available
We signed an open letter to the Bangladesh Prime Minister, calling for the government to prioritize Rohingya refugee rights
11.06.2019
Fighting for Bail Reform in Dallas
11.01.2019
Fighting to free imprisoned Nigerian journalist and activist
10.25.2019
Joint Statement by the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa and Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights
10.24.2019
Speak Truth to Power Launches in The Balkans
10.21.2019
ROBERT F. KENNEDY HUMAN RIGHTS URGES THE BAHAMAS TO HALT DEPORTATIONS POST HURRICANE DORIAN
9.30.2019
Meet Your 2019 RFK Young Leaders Campus Ambassadors!
9.27.2019
INTER-AMERICAN COMMISSION HEARS TESTIMONY ON DISAPPEARANCES & FEMICIDE OF WOMEN IN CIUDAD JUÁREZ, MEXICO
9.26.2019
Silvia Elena Rivera Morales et. al v. Mexico Case Summaries
9.17.2019
Meet our New 2019 Class of Legal Fellows!
9.06.2019
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Supports Defendant Carl E. Heastie’s Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment in Soares v. Heastie
8.16.2019
IAPA and RFK Human Rights applaud the elimination of the statute of limitations in the murder of journalist Nelson Carvajal
8.14.2019
Bangladesh: Human rights groups urge government to implement recommendations on torture and other abuses after damning UN review
8.01.2019
Our 2019 Human Rights Award Laureates Reflect America's Ideals
7.31.2019
Meet our 2019 Summer Interns!
7.30.2019
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights & the Universidad San Francisco de Quito host interregional workshop on strategic litigation for the protection of civic space in Quito, Ecuador
7.23.2019
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) grants Precautionary Measures for Xinka Parliament's Lawyer, Quelvin Jimenez Villalta
7.23.2019
Impact investing is solving un-met needs
7.23.2019
Investors buoyed by ESG frameworks
7.23.2019
Investors’ role in disability inclusion
7.23.2019
Winter is coming
7.23.2019
Is AI compatible with civil rights?
7.18.2019
Credit Where Credit Is Due: The U.S. Government Demonstrates Human Rights Leadership On Myanmar
7.16.2019
Appel a candidature: Atelier du contentieux de l’espace civique
25-27 Septembre, Abuja, Nigeria
7.16.2019
Call for Applications: Civic Space Litigation Surgery
25-27 September, Abuja, Nigeria
7.11.2019
VOICES FROM KUMARAKAPAY
Testimonies from our fact-finding mission to the Brazil-Venezuela border
7.10.2019
Release Malawian Human Rights Defender Mr. Gift Trapence from Detention Now
6.28.2019
Kerry Kennedy's Wall Street Journal Letter to the Editor on Liberalism and Her Father's Legacy
6.26.2019
A Historic Victory: Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act
6.24.2019
Letter to Secretary Pompeo Regarding LGBTQIA+ and Human Rights
6.14.2019
RFK Human Rights Board Member José E. Feliciano honored at Toigo 2019 Gala
5.30.2019
THE GOVERNMENT OF GUATEMALA SHOULD GUARANTEE THE PROTECTION AND ACCESS TO THE HISTORIC ARCHIVE OF THE NATIONAL POLICE
5.29.2019
Human Rights Organizations Urge the Dominican Republic to Respect & Protect the IASHR
5.23.2019
Statement from Our President Kerry Kennedy on the detention of Aljazeera Journalist Mahmoud Hussein
5.23.2019
Five years later: nothing but broken promises
5.16.2019
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Condemns the Arrest and Continued Detention of Myanmar Filmmaker Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi
5.13.2019
Open letter to States on preventative engagement with Tanzania at the Human Rights Council’s 41st session
5.06.2019
Transfemicide of Vicky Hernández in Honduras will be heard by the Interamerican Court of Human Rights
5.03.2019
ROBERT F. KENNEDY HUMAN RIGHTS CELEBRATES ‘WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY’ WITH ANNOUNCEMENT OF 2019 BOOK & JOURNALISM AWARD WINNERS
5.02.2019
Attacks on the Interamerican Human Rights System violate the regional protection of Human Rights
4.23.2019
ROBERT F. KENNEDY HUMAN RIGHTS NAMES THREE ORGANIZATIONS FIGHTING FOR MIGRANT RIGHTS AS 2019 HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD WINNERS
4.15.2019
Kerry Kennedy's Remarks for the Public Ceremony of State Responsibility recognition in the Nelson Carvajal et al. v. Colombia Case
4.03.2019
Civil society organizations condemn ongoing criminalization of human rights defenders Claudia Samayoa and José Martínez
3.31.2019
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Welcomes Graham Nash, Jennifer Prescott and Aloe Blacc to the Leadership Council
3.29.2019
The Wall Facing LGBTI Refugees and Asylum Seekers
3.14.2019
We call on House Foreign Affairs Committee leaders to hold hearings for Jamal Khashoggi
3.14.2019
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Urges Bangladesh not to Forcibly Return Ronhingya Refugees
3.14.2019
Bangladeshi Prime Minister responds to Kerry Kennedy
3.13.2019
RFK Young Leaders Join Inaugural Titan Generator Summit at SXSW
3.06.2019
Written Submission to the UN Human Rights Committee Regarding The Freedom of Assembly
3.01.2019
50 Civil Society Organizations and Experts Join Calls for Continued U.S. Funding of Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
2.26.2019
Joint statement on detention of Univision journalists at the Miraflores Palace
2.26.2019
RFK Human Rights Joins Coalition to Create the Titan Generator
2.21.2019
We Join International Organizations to Denounce the Proposed National Guard Model in Mexico
2.21.2019
Call for Applications: Civic Space Litigation Surgery
2.13.2019
Reform to the NGO Law promoted by Guatemala’s Congress violates the Rights to Freedom of Association and Expression
2.07.2019
Memorandum of Support for the 2019 Discovery for Justice Reform Act
2.04.2019
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights posts bail on behalf of named plaintiffs in a federal civil rights class action attacking unconstitutional pretrial detention
1.30.2019
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Welcomes Jane Alexander and Kathryn Erbe to the Leadership Council
1.29.2019
The Dominican Republic will have to respond on human rights obligations before the United Nations
1.28.2019
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Condemns Violent Crackdown on Protests in Zimbabwe
1.25.2019
Punitive Pretrial Detention in Egypt
1.23.2019
RFK Calls for the Absolute Respect of the Right to Peaceful Protest in Venezuela
1.10.2019
Statement by international organizations dedicated to the protection of Human Rights in Guatemala
12.20.2018
International Organizations condemn new initiative to weaken CICIG and the fight against impunity and corruption in Guatemala
12.06.2018
Open Letter From Non-Government Organizations In Support Of A Targeted, Global EU Human Rights Sanctions Regime
12.05.2018
Open Letter on Bail Principles for 2019
11.29.2018
RFK Human Rights Signs Joint Civil Society Letter Asking Ethiopia to Address restrictions in draft CSO Proclamation and protect freedom of association
11.26.2018
A new path to justice in Latin America: Inter-American Court sets historic precedent in case of journalist assassinated in Colombia
11.20.2018
Despite The Risk, Victims Around the World Speak Out To Help Eliminate Violence Against Women
11.12.2018
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Welcomes Reneé Fleming and Scott Wolf to the Leadership Council
11.05.2018
Coalition Letter to the High Commissioner for Human Rights Regarding Bangladesh
11.01.2018
International Observatory on Mexico: The Decision of Mexico’s Supreme Court on the Internal Security Law Will Set a Fundamental Precedent on Militarization in the Country and in the Region
10.29.2018
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Hosts 29th Annual Charity Golf Tournament in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts
10.25.2018
Obstacles in Trial of Those Accused of Honduran Activist Berta Cáceres' Murder Put Justice for Berta at risk
10.23.2018
Delegation from Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Travels to Mexico, Speaking with Victims of Human Rights Abuses in Guerrero
10.10.2018
Meet Carlos: A RFK Young Leader Who Wants You to Talk About Mental Health
10.09.2018
Remembering Bill Barry
10.05.2018
New Advocacy Manual on Right to Nationality in the Dominican Republic