Human Rights

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At United Nations Holocaust Remembrance event, the Jacob Blaustein Institute Points to Hate and Antisemitism as Human Rights Challenges
The Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights (JBI) of AJC partnered with the United Nations’ Holocaust Outreach Program to co-sponsor a screening and panel discussion of the film “Who Will Write Our History,” a documentary about the secret archive of first-hand accounts from the Warsaw Ghetto and the extraordinary people who created it, documenting the horrors of the Holocaust.
AJC’s Jacob Blaustein Institute Launches “Independent Insights: UN Special Rapporteurs Up Close”
“The series helps explore the critical roles of special rapporteurs, the rationale and strategy behind their country visits and how to make them more effective,” said JBI Director Felice Gaer. Rapporteurs have been called “the eyes and ears” of the UN human rights system.
AJC Urges UN Security Council to Protect Myanmar’s Rohingya Population
AJC welcomes the UN report on genocide committed against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar and urges the UN Security Council to take concrete action to implement the report’s recommendations.
Felice Gaer, Director of AJC’s Jacob Blaustein Institute, Receives JTS Honorary Doctorate
Felice Gaer, Director of AJC’s Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights (JBI), received an honorary degree from the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) today in recognition of her steadfast advocacy on behalf of international human rights causes.
In the Face of Tragedy, the Jewish Community of Puerto Rico Makes a Difference
It's been over a month since Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on Puerto Rico, but the hardships facing the residents are far from over. Today, 85 percent of the island remains without electricity, telecommunications are cut, basic goods are scarce, and the economy is plummeting. Amid the devastation, the Jewish community has emerged as a bastion of support. With a little more than 1,500 members in a general population of 3.4 million, this small but active community has mobilized its own resources and those of Jewish organizations in the United States to help their neighbors in need.
AJC Supports IsraAID Relief Efforts in Nepal
AJC, the global Jewish advocacy organization, is supporting IsraAID in responding to the devastating floods and landslides that left at least 120 dead and affected over six million people in Nepal.
AJC Donation Aids Internally Displaced Syrians
AJC is partnering with Israeli Flying Aid to provide urgent humanitarian assistance to Syrians who were forced from their homes by the civil war and are living elsewhere in the country.
AJC Deeply Concerned by New DHS Immigration Guidelines
AJC expressed deep concern over the new and sweeping immigration enforcement policies announced this week by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
The United Nations Addresses Antisemitism as a Human Rights Issue: A Historic Achievement
A historic United Nations report on global antisemitism was published by the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, in late 2019. It is the first-ever stand-alone human rights report dedicated solely to antisemitism. The report documents rising antisemitic violence and hate speech around the world, identifying it as a threat to Jews and as “toxic” to democratic societies.
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