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International human rights network intervenes in Detroit water shutoffs case

Posted February 9th, 2015  |  News  |  Press Releases

International human rights network intervenes in case challenging large-scale disconnection of water supply to tens of thousands of low-income residents in Detroit New York. February 9, 2015. The International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net), a global network of over 220 groups and 50 individual advocates from around the world working to secure […]


Activist Delegation Provides MCHR Board Members Global Perspective, Moving Accounts of Human Rights Challenges in Middle East and Africa

Posted January 29th, 2015  |  Challenge  |  News  |  Press Releases

Detroit, Mich. — On January 23, 2015, MCHR board members met with a U.S. State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program delegation from the Middle East and North Africa exploring Human and Civil Rights Advocacy and Awareness. The delegation consisted of 16 individuals from Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Mauritania, Palestinian Territories, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria and […]


MCHR opposes MiRFRA, Advisory Board member Rev. Harry T Cook issues poignant statement on the issue

Posted December 13th, 2014  |  News  |  Press Releases

MCHR opposes the proposed MiRFRA legislation on the grounds that it would allow discrimination against LGBT individuals and would establish a precedent that could be used to justify further discrimination in the future. The following is a statement issued by Advisory Board member Rev. Harry T. Cook, which sums up MCHR’s position on the proposed […]


Aftermath of the UN visit to Detroit regarding water and housing

Posted October 20th, 2014  |  News  |  Press Releases

UPDATE (Feb 7, 2015): Check out this video documenting the recent UN visit regarding the water shutoffs in Detroit, produced by one of the UN special rapporteurs that visited Detroit last October. 10/20/14: Two special rapporteurs from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights spoke at a press conference yesterday, at the […]


Statement: We Must Rid Our Justice System of Racial and Class Bias

Posted August 1st, 2013  |  News  |  Press Releases  |  Statements

In conjunction with the observance of the 85th birthday of the late Martin Luther King, Jr. in January, the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights is organizing a community-wide conversation with the goal of ridding our justice system of racial and class bias. Representatives of police agencies and courts together with clergy, interested citizens and community […]