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Kerry Kennedy: We’re Taking the Trump Administration to Court
11.24.2020
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camp Free Hundreds of People From Jail in Time for the Holidays
11.23.2020
Labor Department’s rule on ESG investing creates a new hurdle for retirees
A crucial change to how private pension plans operate could have profound consequences for your 401(k).
11.20.2020
Are You Enabling Surveillance Capitalism in Your Portfolio?
11.20.2020
Private Equity Firms Reevaluate Priorities
11.20.2020
Racial Equity Investing Helps Bridge Wealth Gap
11.20.2020
Honoring Vicky Hernández
On this Transgender Day of Remembrance, Vicky Hernández’ legacy is one of intersectionality, community, and solidarity.
11.09.2020
5 Facts You Need to Know About Vicky Hernández v. Honduras
The first transfemicide case to come before the Inter-American Court
11.09.2020
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and Red Lésbica Cattrachas Take Honduras to Court for the Extrajudicial Killing of Trans Activist Vicky Hernández
11.09.2020
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights y la Red Lésbica Cattrachas llevan a Honduras ante la Corte por la ejecución extrajudicial de la activista trans Vicky Hernández
10.29.2020
Democracy Is at Stake in Nigeria and Demands Action
10.26.2020
Bangladesh: Stop Intimidating Activists, Victims’ Families
Human Rights Organizations Condemn Crackdown on Free Speech Rights
10.22.2020
Civil society letter endorsed by over 65 organizations to President of Tanzania ahead of 28 October National Elections
10.22.2020
Civic Space Repression and Exclusion of Rohingyas Undermine Myanmar’s Election
10.21.2020
Standing Up Against the “Shut Up and Work” Workplace
Forcing employees to pretend “external” events simply go away as so many work from home is not only disingenuous, it reflects the privilege many leaders have to avoid these issues entirely.
10.21.2020
We Cannot Condone the Myanmar Government’s Lies with Silence
Myanmar soldiers’ confession shows the moment is now to give the Rohingya justice and accountability.
10.20.2020
Journalists and Freedom of . . . Assembly?
10.19.2020
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Wins Case Before United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
10.16.2020
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Joins the Call for All Californians to Oppose Prop 25
10.14.2020
Deep Concern From 85 Civil Society Organizations as Cuban Government Is Granted a New Seat on UN Human Rights Council
85 organizaciones de la sociedad civil expresan preocupación por el reingreso de Cuba al Consejo de DDHH de la ONU
10.12.2020
Alessandra Korap Munduruku Wins 2020 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award
10.12.2020
Alessandra Korap Munduruku Recebe Prêmio do Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights de 2020 por Seu Trabalho de Proteção aos Povos Indígenas no Brasil
10.06.2020
The Right to Peaceful Assembly
In our new blog series, we're exploring the U.N. Human Rights Committee's recently adopted General Comment 37
10.05.2020
Coalition of Human Rights and Social Justice Groups, Alongside Families of Victims of Police Violence, Set to Testify on Structural Racism and Police Brutality in the United States
10.01.2020
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Launches New PSA on How to Make Your Ballot Count
10.01.2020
Human rights are on the ballot
Here's what you need to know if you're voting by mail this November
9.25.2020
Cuban Authorities Must Cease Harassment of UNPACU Activists and José Daniel Ferrer
Las autoridades deben cesar los actos de hostigamiento contra activistas de la UNPACU y su líder José Daniel Ferrer
9.24.2020
The Struggle Against Statelessness Continues
We urge the new Dominican government to restore the citizenship of denationalized Dominicans
9.24.2020
Two Steps Forward, One Step Back for Justice for the Rohingya
9.23.2020
Defending Democracy and Eliminating Educational Disparities Once and For All
9.23.2020
Colombian Supreme Court Clarifies Rules Around Protection of Human Rights During Social Protests
9.21.2020
Taking Action: A conversation with Next-Gen Civic Leaders
September 30
9.21.2020
We Join Human Rights Organizations in Opposing U.S. Sanctions against the International Criminal Court
9.18.2020
Alto a la prisión preventiva de los defensores del agua de Guapinol y San Pedro
Defensores del agua en Honduras resisten un proyecto minero ilegal y tóxico
9.18.2020
Stop the Pretrial Detention of Guapinol and San Pedro Water Defenders
Water defenders in Honduras are resisting an illegal and toxic mining project
9.14.2020
Fostering dignity and connection even as the pandemic wears on
9.11.2020
Case update for Rosalyn "Bird" Holmes
In August 2020, the case against Bird was dismissed
8.31.2020
Organizaciones de las Américas demandamos respeto a la autonomía de la Comisión Interamericana
8.31.2020
Organizations in the Americas demand respect for the Inter-American Commission’s autonomy
8.28.2020
Bangladesh: End Enforced Disappearances
Hold Law Enforcement Accountable
8.25.2020
We Urge Immediate Action to Protect the Rights of Rohingyas on Genocide Anniversary
8.21.2020
Faces of Bail Reform
People directly affected by our wealth-based criminal legal system tell their stories
8.21.2020
This World Demands the Qualities of Youth
In the year 2020, our summer program intern Kayla Small reflects on how young people can make a difference
8.20.2020
Access and Opportunity: Investors Must Wage a Strategic Fight for Racial and Economic Justice
8.12.2020
Newfound flexibility, missing their teachers, and looking ahead
What our students have to say about learning amid a pandemic
8.12.2020
Mastering a masterclass at a challenging and historic time
8.05.2020
Statement From Kerry Kennedy on the Passing of Pete Hamill
8.05.2020
Radio Hiigsi Editor Mohamed Abuuja is freed after nearly five months in arbitrary detention
8.04.2020
Human Rights Law Must Recognize Short-Term Enforced Disappearances
The jurisprudence addressing enforced disappearances is evolving - what does it mean for Venezuela?
8.03.2020
Emancipation Day in The Bahamas Cannot Truly Be Celebrated for Those at Risk of Statelessness
8.03.2020
A Statement from Kerry Kennedy
President of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights
7.30.2020
We Urge ICE to Release Pastor Steven Tendo from Detention
7.28.2020
Joint Petition to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention for detained journalist Mohamed Abdiwahab Nuur
7.27.2020
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Announces Its 2020 Ripple of Hope Award Laureates
7.24.2020
IACHR GRANTS PROTECTIVE MEASURES FOR MAURY CARRERO
7.21.2020
The Right to Defend Rights in the Time of COVID-19
Treating the Underlying Conditions That Threaten HRDs in Latin America
7.20.2020
Statement by President Kerry Kennedy on the death of Congressman John Lewis
7.20.2020
A Final Freedom Ride with John Lewis
7.16.2020
Public Comment Opposing Proposed Rule on Asylum
We oppose a rule proposed by the Trump administration that eviscerates the U.S. asylum system
7.16.2020
Call it Genocide - Act for Rohingya
Joint Open Letter to U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo
7.10.2020
El Estado colombiano debe acoger las recomendaciones de la CIDH en materia de líderes sociales incluso durante la pandemia COVID-19
7.10.2020
Colombia: Implement the IACHR's social leader recommendations during COVID-19
7.07.2020
A renewed commitment to workplace dignity in a collective moment of reckoning
7.02.2020
We Condemn China’s Crackdown on Civic Space in Hong Kong
7.02.2020
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camp Commit $1 Million Towards Supporting Community Bail Funds
6.25.2020
Bangladesh government must end torture and fully implement recommendations made by the UN Committee against Torture
6.23.2020
11 AÑOS DE IMPUNIDAD CASTRENSE ILUSTRAN EL IMPACTO DE LA MILITARIZACIÓN DE LA SEGURIDAD EN MÉXICO
6.23.2020
11 Years of Impunity Show the Impact of militarization in Mexico
6.19.2020
Un nuevo informe pone en evidencia que Venezuela utiliza las desapariciones forzadas como estrategia para silenciar las voces críticas
6.19.2020
New Report Shows Venezuela Strategically Uses Enforced Disappearances to Silence Critical Voices
6.18.2020
Investors commit to addressing systemic racism
Pledge to work through their portfolios, corporate engagements, and policy advocacy
6.16.2020
COVID-19: KERRY KENNEDY, ITALIANS AN EXAMPLE TO FOLLOW
An interview with Kerry Kennedy
6.15.2020
Apoyo internacional a la petición para declarar inconstitucional el Decreto Ley 370 en Cuba
6.15.2020
Joint Statement: International support for the petition to declare Decree-Law 370 unconstitutional in Cuba
6.12.2020
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Expresses Concern About Conditions at Carmichael Immigrant Detention Center in The Bahamas
6.08.2020
Standing with Latin America and the Caribbean, the new epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic
We're asking the U.S. Government to provide $12B to Latin America and Caribbean regions that desperately need aid
6.04.2020
Announcing the Winners of the 2020 RFK Book and Journalism Awards
6.04.2020
COVID-19 responses must not be used as a cover for human rights abuses
5.31.2020
Condemning the Violence of Institutions and Committing to Action
5.29.2020
Statement by Kerry Kennedy on Minneapolis and the murder of George Floyd
5.29.2020
RFK Human Rights and Michigan Liberation Bail People From Jails Across the State Amidst Rising Concerns of the Coronavirus
5.21.2020
Calling for immediate and urgent measures to protect the rights of prison detainees in Tanzania
We join CSOs in a letter to President Magufuli
5.20.2020
DÉCLARATION DE KERRY KENNEDY SUR LA DÉTENTION ILLÉGALE DE LA CANDIDATE CATHY KEZIMANA DU CNL AU BURUNDI
5.20.2020
STATEMENT BY KERRY KENNEDY ON THE UNLAWFUL DETENTION OF CNL CANDIDATE CATHY KEZIMANA IN BURUNDI
5.19.2020
El desafío que presenta COVID-19 para la República Dominicana
La pandemia impacta directamente a aquellos que han sido desnacionalizados, migrantes, refugiados, apátridas y aquellos en riesgo de apatridia en el país.
5.19.2020
The challenge COVID-19 presents for the Dominican Republic
The pandemic directly impacts those who have been denationalized, migrants, refugees, stateless people, and those at risk of statelessness in the country.
5.18.2020
ITALY AND THE UNITED STATES COME TOGETHER
5.15.2020
Human Rights Organizations Petition UN on behalf of LGBTI People Arbitrarily Detained in Uganda
The Ugandan government has unlawfully detained 19 people under the guise of its COVID-19 response
5.15.2020
We Call for Release of Sahrawi Activist Mohamed Al-Bambary and All Political Prisoners Held by Morocco as COVID-19 Spreads
5.13.2020
Letter to Secretary Pompeo
Calling for an End to Human Rights Abuses and Accountability for COVID-19 Response in Myanmar
5.05.2020
The coronavirus could further endanger Brazil’s indigenous population
4.21.2020
​Statement on Trump's Forthcoming Executive Order Temporarily Suspending Immigration​
4.15.2020
RFK Human Rights Partners with Mano Amiga and Faith in Texas
4.02.2020
The Bangladesh Government must protect Rohingya refugees
Stop mobile internet restrictions and halt the construction of barbed wire fencing
3.31.2020
International Women’s Month: Conversations About Feminism
Here’s to strong women - may we know them, may we be them, and may we raise them
3.30.2020
Honoring Workplace Dignity Is Crucial During a Global Pandemic
3.27.2020
COVID-19 Update for RFK Compass Investor Community
3.27.2020
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Teams Up with Community Bail Funds
Accelerating a City-by-City Campaign to Free People from Jails Across the Country
3.26.2020
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and YWCA Greater Baton Rouge Post Bond for 27 People From the Parish Prison as COVID-19 Cases Surge Across the State
3.26.2020
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Partners with the Freedom Fund to Bail Out Dozens of Floridians From Jail Amidst Rising Concerns of the Coronavirus
3.25.2020
RFK Human Rights joins urgent call to release political prisoners in Venezuela