Why Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights is Suing the Trump Administration

Over the last four years, we've witnessed an unprecedented assault on human rights perpetrated by the Trump administration. At Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, we have spoken out and spoken up to hold this government accountable, and we're seeking to do so once again—but this time in federal court.

Today, along with our partners at Democracy Forward, the Center for Health and Gender Equity, the Council for Global Equality, and Global Justice Center, we are suing the Trump administration for its illegal Commission on Unalienable Rights, an unlawful advisory committee designed to redefine human rights and undercut protections for women, LGBTQI individuals, and other marginalized communities around the globe.

Whether the Trump administration is violating human rights within its own borders, or providing cover for violations occurring elsewhere, we at Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights will be fighting back and hope you will join and support our efforts.


Minhee Cho
Media Relations Associate

Wade McMullen
Senior Vice President, Programs and Legal Strategy

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The Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE)
The Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE)

A U.S.-based nongovernmental organization that promotes sexual and reproductive health and rights as a means to achieve gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls. Grounded in and driven by a human rights framework, CHANGE works to shape the public's conversation, elevating women's voices, and influencing U.S. and global policies. 

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The Council for Global Equality
The Council for Global Equality

An advocacy NGO that encourages a clearer and stronger American voice on international LGBT human rights concerns. The Council focuses on the opportunities and impacts of U.S. foreign policy for LGBT communities abroad, working to ensure that those who represent the United States use the diplomatic, political and economic leverage available to them to oppose human rights abuses that are too often directed at individuals because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Follow @Global_Equality

The Global Justice Center
The Global Justice Center

An international human rights organization building a global rule of law rooted in human rights and gender equality. Their staff of legal experts work to push the boundaries of feminist legal advocacy, developing innovative legal arguments and strategies to embed full gender equality into the law.

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Democracy Forward
Democracy Forward

A nonprofit legal organization that scrutinizes Executive Branch activity across policy areas, represents clients in litigation to challenge unlawful actions, and educates the public when the White House or federal agencies break the law.

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