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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 Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process. In advance of that, CESR analyzed the rights to health, education, work, housing and an adequate standard of living in the United States. The results can be found in a just-published fact sheet, part of our “Visualizing Rights” series. We also filed an official submission to the UPR based on the data collected in the fact sheet, in coordination with US human rights groups who have been working as a coalition in the run up to the UPR session in November 2010.”

Read more about the report or access the full PDF with compelling data visualizations. Interested in getting involved in human rights volunteer opportunities? See the AAAS On-Call Scientists Program.


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