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TILTED SCALES: SOCIAL CONFLICT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN GUATEMALA

This report is the result of a fact-finding mission in Guatemala by the American Bar Association’s Center for Human Rights, Georgetown University Law Center’s Human Rights Institute, and the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights on allegations of the misuse of the judicial system against human rights advocates.

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A PROMISE IN PERIL: HOW WIDESPREAD RIGHTS VIOLATIONS UNDERMINE ZIMBABWE’S

 ELECTIONS

This report details the severely compromised electoral environment that exists in Zimbabwe one month prior to the 

2013 election.

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NOWHERE TO TURN: THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE FAILURE TO MONITOR HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN WESTERN SAHARA & TINDOUF REFUGEE CAMPS

This report details grave human rights violations—including summary execution, enforced disappearance, torture, and arbitrary arrest—against the Sahrawi people of Western Sahara.

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TOWARD PEACE WITH JUSTICE IN DARFUR: A FRAMEWORK FOR ACCOUNTABILITY (2011)

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the key transitional justice issues that will face the Darfuri people as they come to grips with past atrocities in Sudan. It is a response to the Darfuri people’s call for peace and accountability.

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Partner:
California International Law Center at UC Davis School of Law


WESTERN SAHARA: ACCOUNTS OF HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES PERSIST IN WAKE OF NOVEMBER UNREST (2011)

Based on dozens of interviews, this report documents human rights abuses inflicted by Moroccan government forces against civilians during the dismantlement of the Gdaim Izik protest camp in November 2010, and in its aftermath.

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SAK VID PA KANPE: THE IMPACT OF U.S. FOOD AID ON HUMAN RIGHTS IN HAITI (2010)

While U.S. food aid may provide nourishment to many people, the way in which it is procured, delivered, and administered often interferes with Haitians’ human rights by failing to improve long-term food security.

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Partners:
Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU School of Law
Partners In Health
Zanmi Lasante


SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER CURRICULUM (2010)

The curriculum is designed to encourage students’ enthusiasm to become human rights defenders and uses the experiences of courageous defenders from around the world to educate students and others about human rights.

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Partners:
New York State United Teachers


UNDERSTANDING UNTOUCHABILITY: A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY OF PRACTICES AND CONDITIONS (2010)

The report addresses almost all known untouchability practices, including the segregation of housing, drinking-water wells, places of religious worships, and separate sitting arrangement in schools and public events by touchable and untouchable castes, which continue to be nearly universally practiced across villages in Gujarat, despite national laws banning such actions.

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Partners:
Navsarjan Trust
Dr. David Armstrongthe Consequences of the Failure to Monitor Human Rights Violations in Western Sahara and Tindouf Refugee CampsXX
Dr. Christian Davenport
Dr. Allan Stam


WÒCH NAN SOLEY: THE DENIAL OF THE RIGHT TO WATER IN HAITI (2008)

Using documents obtained by the RFK Center through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the U.S. Treasury Department, the report exposes the U.S. government’s role in blocking the disbursal of millions of dollars in loans that would have had life-saving consequences for the Haitian people.

Download this report: English | French | Kreyol

Partners:
Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU School of Law
Partners In Health
Zanmi Lasante


RIGHT TO EDUCATION OF AFRO-DESCENDANTS AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN THE AMERICAS (2008)

This report highlights how structural discrimination effectively deprived Afro-descendants, indigenous and ethnic minorities, especially the children of migrant workers and internally displaced people, of even the most basic access to education in many circumstances.

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Partners:
Asociación Para la Investigación y la Acción Social (NOMADESC)
Cornell Law School International Human Rights Clinic
Council for Ethnic Communities "We Are All Equal" (CERJ)
Movement of Dominican-Haitian Women (MUDHA)
University of Virginia School of Law International Human Rights Clinic

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