June 2018 – The Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights (Race and Equality) supported a delegation of Nicaraguan human rights activists to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland  June 18-29 in order to raise awareness about the human rights situation  in Nicaragua before civil society representatives, governmental missions before the UN,  the UN System of Human Rights and the international community at large.   Among them,  Alexandra Salazar of the Network

Several human rights defenders from Cuba considered a Country Report presented to the United Nations’ Human Rights Council as “false” after hearing the presentation of Cuba’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bruno Rodriguez. The report, once again, fails to paint an accurate picture of the existing situation of repression and violation of fundamental rights experienced by members of civil society in the island (watch a recording of the Cuba UPR review

Six states – Kyrgyzstan, Mauritania, Nepal, Peru, Saudi Arabia, and Sweden – had the current situation of human rights in their countries reviewed during the working session for the 95thCommittee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD). The Committee called its session into order this past April 23rd in Geneva, Switzerland, and discussed the human rights situation of Kyrgyzstan, Mauritania, Nepal, Peru, Saudi Arabia, and Sweden. The review of Peru

On the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, we must acknowledge the detrimental effect that discrimination, racism, xenophobia, and related forms of intolerance have on marginalized populations as well as on society as a whole. These forms of discrimination make it difficult for societies to be built on justice and equality. Therefore, advocating for the elimination of all forms of discrimination is necessary to promote social cohesion and

Washington, D.C. February 15, 2018. The Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights (Race and Equality) participated in a Capitol Hill briefing for H. Res 713, which seeks to support the goals and ideals of the “International Decade for People of African Descent.” The International Decade for People of African Descent was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in order to strengthen national, regional, and international cooperation to promote the