Human Rights in an Age of Immorality and Unreason

This post is part of a series celebrating Human Rights Day authored by members of the former AAA Committee for Human Rights (CfHR), now represented on the Members’ Programmatic, Advisory, and Advocacy Committee (MPAAC). This piece was submitted by Tricia Redeker Hepner, former chair of the CfHR and current chair of MPAAC.  It’s a cold, wintery day … Continue reading Human Rights in an Age of Immorality and Unreason

Advice From the Frontlines: DC-Based Human Rights Defenders

This post is part of a series celebrating Human Rights Day authored by members of the former AAA Committee for Human Rights (CfHR), now represented on the Members’ Programmatic, Advisory, and Advocacy Committee (MPAAC). This piece was submitted by Jennifer Burrell, PhD, University at Albany SUNY following a CfHR roundtable at the AAA Annual Meeting featuring DC-based human rights … Continue reading Advice From the Frontlines: DC-Based Human Rights Defenders

The UN Declaration of Human Rights and the 2017 US Tax Bill: Reflecting on the Anthropological Response

This post is the first in a series celebrating Human Rights Day authored by members of the former AAA Committee for Human Rights, now represented on the Members’ Programmatic, Advisory, and Advocacy Committee (MPAAC). This piece was submitted by Alayne Unterberger with the Florida Institute for Community Studies. As I drove to the airport on my … Continue reading The UN Declaration of Human Rights and the 2017 US Tax Bill: Reflecting on the Anthropological Response

Center for Economic and Social Rights Posts US Status Report

From this week’s AAAS Science and Human Rights newsletter: Rating the US Record on Economic and Social Rights “It’s rare that the United States’ record on economic and social rights faces official international scrutiny. One such opportunity comes later this year, when the country must appear before the UN Human Rights Council, as part of its … Continue reading Center for Economic and Social Rights Posts US Status Report

Chicago Human Rights and New Sciences Event, 5/14-15

For our Chicago-area readers, the Human Rights and the New Sciences Symposium is being held today and tomorrow, through the University of Chicago’s Human Rights Program and Department of Anthropology. Attendance is open to the public with online registration. The symposium seeks to explore how “rapid developments in scientific knowledge and technologies have been challenging … Continue reading Chicago Human Rights and New Sciences Event, 5/14-15