Civil rights and human rights have always been intertwined. At the heart of the civil rights movement is a recognition of the basic human dignity of all people and their right to live freely and to have justice and equal opportunity. We work to hold the U.S. government accountable for implementing its international human rights obligations and commitments here at home and to protect and advance civil and human rights for all who live in America.
Immigration reform and the rights of immigrants have long been a top priority for us. Because the civil and human rights of immigrants in this country correspond with the social justice concerns of all Americans, immigrant rights are routinely integrated within our broader activities on social justice.
We seek to build public understanding of the benefits of ratifying, and implementing key human rights treaties, with a focus on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).