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Civil and Human Rights Groups File Lawsuit to Block Alabama Anti-Immigration Law

Friday, July 8, 2011

A recently enacted anti-immigration law in Alabama is unconstitutional and opens the door to racial profiling, according to a lawsuit filed this week by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and a coalition of civil and human rights groups. The groups charge that the law, H.B. 56, subjects Alabama residents to unlawful searches and seizures, … Read More

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State Department to Host Web “Conversation” on U.S. Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking

Thursday, February 10, 2011

On Tuesday, February 8, 2011, Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and Luis CdeBaca, ambassador-at-large to monitor and combat trafficking in persons, will hold a conversation on U.S. efforts to monitor and combat modern slavery, which will be streamed live on DipNote, the Department of State’s official … Read More

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Wade Henderson Participates in Conversation on Modern Day Slavery

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, spoke Tuesday at the State Department with Luis CdeBaca, ambassador-at-large to monitor and combat trafficking in persons, on ways of combating human trafficking and modern day slavery. The discussion was part of an ongoing video program by the Bureau of Public … Read More

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Obama Nominates Two to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

Monday, January 31, 2011

President Obama recently nominated Roberta Achtenberg and Marty Castro to serve on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, an independent advisory commission charged with investigating and reporting on all levels of government to ensure all citizens’ civil rights were protected. “President Obama has chosen two eminently qualified individuals to serve on the U.S. Commission on … Read More

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New Reports Expose Violations of Workers’ Human Rights

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Two recent reports – “A Strange Case” by Human Rights Watch and “Voices for Change” by TransAfrica Forum – examine violations of workers’ basic civil and human rights at several global branches of Sodexo, a France-based food distribution company. The TransAfrica Forum report recounts abuses described by Sodexo workers in the United States, Colombia, Dominican … Read More

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