February 12, 2009 | Housing
NESRI joins human rights and housing justice organizations across the country in decrying the eviction of residents from New Orleans' Lafitte Public Housing Development. Keep reading »
February 10, 2009 | Work with Dignity
Over 200 domestic workers from the New York City area and their supporters will travel to Albany to meet with legislators and push for passage of the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights (A1470).  At 12:30 in 9 LCA Press Room: Legislative Office Building, Room 130, domestic workers will testify about their experiences and supporters will address the need for the bill. View the... Keep reading »
February 10, 2009 | Work with Dignity
Lucas Benitez of NESRI partner the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) presented at the United Nations’ launch of World Social Justice Day. See the event program, photos and video here. Read his... Keep reading »
February 4, 2009 | Work with Dignity
On Wednesday, the New York State Assembly Labor Committee approved legislation to provide comprehensive labor standards to domestic workers employed in private homes. The bill, known as the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights (A1470), is the first state initiative of its kind and if passed by the... Keep reading »
February 3, 2009 | Health
The Human Right to Health Program releases the working document "Embedding the Human Right to Health Care in U.S. State Constitutions: A Progress Review and Lessons for Advocates." The report, prepared by Kathrin Rüegg, is based on a review of recent constitutional amendment efforts in a number of states across the US. While acknowledging the significant challenges faced by these... Keep reading »
January 28, 2009 | Health
In the Seattle Post-Intelligencer op-ed "Treat Health Care as a Human Right," two Seattle based physicians argue that "the only way to create a durable [health] system -- one that is equitable and affordable, allowing everyone to get the care they need -- is to design it around human rights... Keep reading »
January 23, 2009 | Health
Northwest Health Law Advocates (NoHLA) released a report, "Washington State's Health Reform Proposals: A Human Rights Assessment."  The report uses a human rights framework to evaluate the five proposals that the Washington... Keep reading »
January 9, 2009 | Human Rights in the U.S.
President-Elect Barack Obama, Majority Leader Harry Reid, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi received letters urging the signing of an Executive Order authorizing the Gulf Coast Civic Works Program and the inclusion of $6.7 billion for Gulf Coast Civic Works projects to rebuild communities, restore the coastal environment and revitalize local economies in the American Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act... Keep reading »
January 7, 2009 | Health
  In December 2008 Faithful Reform in Health Care sent a national sign-on letter from faith communities to President-... Keep reading »

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