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Kerry Kennedy: We’re Taking the Trump Administration to Court
4.02.2020
Joint Letter: Restrictions on Communication, Fencing, and COVID-19 in Cox’s Bazar District Rohingya Refugee Camps
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
3.24.2020
COVID-19: Urgent measures must be taken by MENA governments to protect the prison population
3.24.2020
RFK Human Rights Takes Emergency Action to Bail Out New Orleanians at Risk of COVID-19
3.20.2020
Amicus Curiae​: En el caso Flores Bedregal y Otros V. Bolivia
Presentado ante la Honorable Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos
3.18.2020
Remembering social justice in times of social distancing
Our response to the coronavirus pandemic must be tethered to a strong sense of equity for all
3.16.2020
Journalist and Human Rights Defender Omoyele Sowore Faces Life in Prison for Organizing Peaceful Protests
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights’ client spending 143 days in arbitrary detention in Nigeria
3.06.2020
McClatchy: Human rights groups sue Pompeo, try to disband State Department commission
3.06.2020
Human Rights Orgs Sue Sec. Pompeo for Unlawful Commission
Slanted Membership, Withheld Records and Closed Door Meetings Violate Federal Law
3.06.2020
Kerry Kennedy: We’re Taking the Trump Administration to Court
2.21.2020
"Ganas" and a free press
Kennedy calls on business leaders to play key role in protecting civic space in Mexico
2.20.2020
Teachers Participate in Developing Speak Truth To Power 2020 Strategic Plan
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 WITH INDIGENOUS ACTIVISTS IN GUATEMALA
A COURT CASE FOLLOWS GUATEMALA’S FAILURE TO PROTECT 16-YEAR-OLD ACTIVIST TOPACIO REYNOSO 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