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Committee: International Human Rights

Letter to Congress on amending SB 744, the Immigration and Modernization Act, so that former child soldiers are not barred from gaining any status in the United States (June 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Child Soldiers

Letter to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey expressing concerns regarding the maintenance of the rule of law and the targeting and detention of lawyers in Turkey (June 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Turkey

Letter to the Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs of the Republic of Zimbabwe concerning the arrest and detention of the human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa (May 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Zimbabwe

Letter to the New York City Board of Corrections regarding the adoption of rules governing the use of isolated confinement (May 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Prisoners, Isolated Confinement of

Letter to Prime Minister David Cameron regarding the government’s decision to end its inquiry into the killing of Patrick Finucane (April 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Northern Ireland

Letter to the Constitutional Court of Guatemala regarding the suspension of the trial of Efrain Rios Montt and Mauricio Rodriguez Sanchez (April 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Guatemala

Letter to the President of the Republic of Rwanda expressing concern over reports that the Rwandan Government is recruiting children under the age of 18 to support troops of the M23 rebel forces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (March 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Child Soldiers

Letter to the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision regarding a comprehensive review of the Department’s policies and procedures regarding punitive Special Housing Units (February 2013) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Prisons, Special Housing Units

Letter to Egyptian President Morsi on his November 2012 Constitutional Declaration (December 2012) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Egypt

Amicus Brief: Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. (U.S. Supreme Court, June 2012) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Alien Tort Statute

Letter to the President of the Republic of Colombia regarding the case of Monica Roa, a prominent women’s rights advocate in Colombia currently facing a criminal complaint for slander (June 2012) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Colombia

Letter to the UN Security Council urging the Security Council to refer the continuing deterioration of the human rights in Syria to the International Criminal Court (June 2012) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Syria

Statement on Rio+20 Outcome Document “The Future We Want” (June 2012) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Sustainable Development

Letter to Prime Minister David Cameron regarding the government’s inquiry into the killing of Patrick Finucane (May 2012) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Northern Ireland

Letter to the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations expressing concern with the incarceration of defense lawyer Abdolfattah Soltani (February 2012) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Iran

Letters to oil companies Total SA, Tullow Oil and CNOOC Limited urging that in compliance with Uganda’s freedom of information laws they state publicly that they will not oppose public disclosure of the production sharing agreement with the Ugandan government (January 2012) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Uganda

Letter to the SEC commenting on File Number S7-40-10, Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (February 2012) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Conflict Minerals

Letter to the United Nations Security Council urging the Council to refer reported gross violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms by the Syrian government against civilians to the International Criminal Court for investigation (February 2012) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Syria

Lawyers’ Statement of Principles Regarding China (October 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: China

Letter to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton regarding military aid and human rights issues in Uzbekistan (October 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Uzbekistan

Supermax Confinement in U.S. Prisons (September 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Supermax Confinement, Prisons

Letter to the Commander-in-Chief Bahrain Defense Force regarding the rule of law and the rights of lawyers in Bahrain to practice their profession and to carry out their professional duties to clients free of government interference (June 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Bahrain

Mercedes Chocrón Chocrón v The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (Inter-American Court of Human Rights, March 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Independence of the Judiciary

Letter to the SEC Letter to the SEC commenting on File Number S7-40-10, Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (January 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Conflict Minerals

Combating Acid Violence in Bangladesh, India and Cambodia (February 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Acid Violence

Letter to the Heads of State of the Member States of the African Union regarding its recommendation for a hybrid court for Sudan (December 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Sudan

Letter to the SEC commenting on Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. (December 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Conflict Minerals

Letter regarding enforcing and monitoring worker's rights at the NYU Abu Dhabi Campus and the Guggenheim's Abu Dhabi Site (December 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Worker Rights

Letter to the President of the Republic of Rwanda regarding the arrest of Professor Peter Erlinder (June 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Rwanda

Letter to the President of Venezuela regarding the continuing incarceration of Judge Maria Lourdes Afiuni by the Venezuelan government (April 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Venezuela

Letter to the President of Spain regarding the indictment of Magistrate Judge Baltasar Garzón (April 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Spain

Arar v. Ashcroft (filed in the U.S. Supreme Court March 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Rule of Law

Letter to Congress regarding S 2977/HR 4556 which would terminate Department of Justice funding intended to further the prosecution of non-citizen suspected terrorists in an Article III court of the US that could potentially be prosecuted by a military commission (March 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Terrorism Prosecutions

Letter to the President of the European Commission regarding Serbia's application to join the European Union (March 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Serbia

Letter to the UN Secretary General regarding peacekeeping in Western Sahara (MINURSO) (March 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Western Sahara

Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Principles (December 2009) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Climate Change

A Brief History of the New York City Bar's Work in Northern Ireland (July 2009) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Northern Ireland

Letter regarding the threats and intimidation of lawyers in Cambodia (July 2009) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Cambodia

Criminal Justice and Human Rights in Northern Ireland ( PDF format )
Subject area: Northern Ireland

Letter to the All China Lawyers Association expressing concern over reports by lawyers in China of increased harassment in the course of their work. (July 2, 2009) ( PDF format )
Subject area: China

Letter to the All China Lawyers Association regarding reports by lawyers in China of increased harassment in the course of their work ( PDF format )
Subject area: China

Statement to the Obama Administration's transition team regarding U.S. engagement with the International Criminal Court(December 2008) ( PDF format )
Subject area: International Criminal Court

Letter to Congress and the Ambassador of War Crimes at the U.S. State Department urging the expeditious prosecution of the former dictator of Chad, Hissène Habré ( PDF format )
Subject area: Chad

Letter to the All China Lawyer Association expressing concern over the recent intimidation of lawyers in China following their public commitment to provide legal services to individuals detained following protests in China’s Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR). ( PDF format )
Subject area: China

Letter to U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey requesting review of the Board of Immigration Appeals decision in the Matter of A-T- (female genital mutilation) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Asylum

Letter to President Musharraf of Pakistan urging the rule of law be restored (January 2008) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Pakistan

Letter to the Secretary General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) expressing concern over the recent crackdown on peaceful protestors in Myanmar, and the ongoing detention of activists and monks there under abusive conditions and without access to counsel ( PDF format )
Subject area: Myanmar

Letter to His Excellency Dr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President, Islamic Republic of Iran urging the release of Dr. Haleh Esfandiari from Evin Prison ( PDF format )
Subject area: Iran

Letter to Congress urging they conduct a searching inquiry into the case of American citizen, Mr. Amir Mohamed Meshal, who has been held for almost three months in secret detention in Ethiopia. ( PDF format )
Subject area: Ethiopia

Letter to the Secretary General of the UN regarding the responsibility to protect and the role of the Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide ( PDF format )
Subject area: Genocide

Letter to the Iranian Ambassador expressing concern that statements made by the President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, may be in violation of international law ( PDF format )
Subject area: Iran

Letter to the President of the Republic of the Congo expressing concern about the case of Ms. Nlandu ( PDF format )
Subject area: Congo, Republic of

Letter to the President of Pakistan expressing concern of the suspension of Chief Justice Chaudhry ( PDF format )
Subject area: Pakistan

Letter and report to Congress urging amendments to the Military Commissions Act of 2006, March 2007 ( PDF format )
Subject area: Military Commissions

Letter to the President of the Senate of Nigeria expressing concern over a bill pending before the National Assembly, The Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act ( PDF format )
Subject area: Nigeria

Letter to Congress on the Administration’s amended military Commissions Act of 2006, September 27, 2006 ( PDF format )
Subject area: Military Commissions

Letter to Professor Jose Alverez supporting the Resolution passed by the American Society of International Law on the Use of Armed Force and the Treatment of Detainees ( PDF format )
Subject area: Detainees

Letter to the Minister of Justice of Maldives expressing concern for the arrest and detention of Mr. Nasheed and others on charges of terrorism ( PDF format )
Subject area: Maldives

Colonial Continuities: Human Rights, Terrorism, and Security Laws in India ( PDF format )
Subject area: India

Letter to President Mugabe of Zimbabwe regarding government-sponsored attacks against the Law Society of Zimbabwe (LSZ) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Zimbabwe

Letter to President Bush expressing concern over the arrest and imprisonment of Mikhail Trepashkin, a Russian lawyer ( PDF format )
Subject area: Russia

Letter to the President of Colombia expressing concern that recent statements made by him are inconsistent with international standards that safeguard the independence of lawyers and judges ( PDF format )
Subject area: Colombia

Amicus Brief: ACLU v. Department of Defense, filed in United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit ( PDF format )
Subject area: Prisoners of War

Amicus Brief: Sanchez-Llamas/Bustillo v. State of Oregon/Director of the Virginia Department of Corrections ( PDF format )
Subject area: Vienna Convention

Letter to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice expressing concern over human rights abuses in Ethiopia ( PDF format )
Subject area: Ethiopia

Letter to the President of Zimbabwe regarding the intimidation of and criminal charges against Arnold Tsunga, a human rights lawyer with Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights ( PDF format )
Subject area: Zimbabwe

Letter to the President of Pakistan urging the Pakistani government to comply with its obligations under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)

Amicus Brief: Padilla v. Hanft (Fourth Circuit) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Civil Liberties/Security

Amicus Brief: Padilla v. Hanft (U.S. Supreme Court) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Civil Liberties/Security

Amicus Brief: Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, on a petition for certiorari (US Supreme Court, September 2005) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Civil Liberties/Security

Second letter to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in the wake of a newly elected Liberian president reiterating concerns over Nigeria's failure to surrender former Liberian President Charles Taylor to the Special Court for Sierra Leone and to urge strong leadership by the United States government on this issue ( PDF format )
Subject area: Sierra Leone

Letter to newly elected Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf urging that Liberia request Nigeria to promptly surrender former Liberian President Charles Taylor to the Special Court of Sierra Leone ( PDF format )
Subject area: Sierra Leone

Letter to Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice expressing concerns over Nigeria's failure to surrender former Liberian President Charles Taylor to the Special Court for Sierra Leone and to urge strong leadership by the United States government on this issue ( PDF format )
Subject area: Sierra Leone

Letter to British Prime Minister Tony Blair regarding the Patrick Finucane case urging an open and transparent public inquiry in the case pursuant to the Tribunals of Inquiry (Evidence) Act of 1921 ( PDF format )
Subject area: Northern Ireland

Letter to Dr. Mitchell Reiss, U.S. Special Envoy for Northern Ireland requesting that every effort be made to ensure that the devolved government in Northern Ireland is restored in the near future ( PDF format )
Subject area: Northern Ireland

Letter to President of Philippines Regarding Attempted Assassination of Romeo Capulong ( PDF format )
Subject area: Philippines, Human Rights in

Letter to Secretary of State Rice Recommending that the US Representative to the UN Security Council Vote to Refer the Darfur Situation to the International Criminal Court ( PDF format )
Subject area: Darfur

Letter in Support of H.R. 952, which Would Ban US Involvement in Extraordinary Rendition ( PDF format )
Subject area: Extraordinary Rendition

Letter to Attorney General-Nominees Alberto Gonzales Posing Questions Regarding Bush Administration Legal Positions on Detainees ( PDF format )
Subject area: Gonzales Attorney General Nomination

Letter Expressing Concern over Continued Detention of Svetlana Bakhmina, Deputy General Counsel to YUCOS ( PDF format )
Subject area: International Human Rights

An Analysis of the U.K. Inquiries Bill and U.S. Provisions for Investigating Matters of Urgent Public Concern ( PDF format )
Subject area: United Kingdom - Inquiries Bill

Amicus Brief: Hamdan v. Rumsfeld (U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, December 2004) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Civil Liberties/Security

An Analysis of the U.K. Inquiries Bill and U.S. Provisions for Investigating Matters of Urgent Public Concern ( PDF format )
Subject area: Northern Ireland

Letter to the International Commission of Inquiry on Darfur Recommending that the UN Refer the situation in Darfur to the International Criminal Court ( PDF format )
Subject area: Darfur

Torture by Proxy: International and Domestic Law Applicable to "Extraordinary Renditions" ( PDF format )
Subject area: Interrogation

Letter to Prime Minister Tony Blair regarding the Patrick Finucane case urging that the United Kingdom initiate an inquiry in the case under the Tribunal of Inquiry Evidence Act of 1921 ( PDF format )
Subject area: Northern Ireland

Letter to Representative Edward Markey supporting HR 4674 which would end the extra-judicial transfer of individuals to countries in which they may be tortured or subject to cruel inhuman punishment ( PDF format )
Subject area: Extraordinary Rendition

"One Person, One Vote": The U.S. Electoral System and the Function al Constituencies Embodied in the Basic Law for the Election of the Chief Executive and of the Legislative Council ( PDF format )
Subject area: Hong Kong

The Alien Tort Statute: Does it Authorize Federal District Courts to Entertain Claims by Aliens Alleging Torts in Violation of International Law Without Explicit Authorization of a "Cause of Action" in Another Federal Statute? ( PDF format )
Subject area: Alien Tort Statute

Human Rights Standards Applicable to the United States' Interrogation of Detainees ( PDF format )
Subject area: Terrorism

Northern Ireland:A Report to the Association of the Bar of the City of New York From a Mission in May 2003 of the Committee on International Human Rights ( PDF format )
Subject area: Northern Ireland

Letter to Secretary of State, Colin Powell, urging that the United States co-sponsor and vote in favor of the resolution on Human Rights and Sexual Orientation to be offered by the government of Brazil at the session of the United Nation's Committee on Human Rights ( PDF format )
Subject area: Sexual Orientation

Letter Accompanying the Association's Report on the Provision of the Proposed Hong Kong National Security Act ( PDF format )
Subject area: Hong Kong

Legal Analysis of Certain Provisions of the National Security (Legislative Provision) Bill Pending Before the Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region ( PDF format )
Subject area: Hong Kong

Letter to President George W. Bush Regarding Human Rights and Security of Women and Girls in Afghanistan ( PDF format )
Subject area: Afghanistan

Letter to His Excellency Hojjatoleslam val Moslemin Sayed Mohammad Khatami President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Regarding the Imprisonment of Two Lawyers Which Appears to be Solely as a Result of Their Actions as Lawyers Defending Their Clients ( PDF format )
Subject area: Iran

Report on the Proposed International Criminal Court
Subject area: International Criminal Court

Northern Ireland: A Report to the Association of the Bar of the City of New York from a Mission of the Committee on International Human Rights
Subject area: Northern Ireland