U. S. Government To Conduct Consultations or “Listening Sessions” On US International Human Rights Obligations

This is a very important opportunity for us to actually get to have a conversation with our government about our own human rights record. If you are in the Bay Area, we hope you can attend these panels moderated by NCLR Legal Director Shannon Price Minter.

BERKELEY CONSULTATION
The Bancroft Hotel
http://www.bancrofthotel.com/
2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Thursday, March 25, 2010, from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM

SAN FRANCISCO CONSULTATION
Mclaren Conference Center, University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
Friday, March 26, 2010, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The United Nations Human Rights Council will examine the United States’ compliance with its legally-binding obligations under its signed and ratified Human Rights treaties as well as the UN Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The process of this examination is called, “Universal Periodic Review” or “UPR”, in which the human rights compliance of every UN member state is reviewed every four years.  This November will be the United States’ first review since the process’ creation

For complete information on the events and the RSVP process please visit.

http://uprconsultationsf.eventbrite.com/

The Council for Global Equalitybrings together international human rights activists, foreign policy experts, LGBT leaders, philanthropists and corporate officials to encourage a clearer and stronger American voice on human rights concerns impacting LGBT communities around the world.

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