News from the Center's Local Human Rights Lawyering Program

Local Human Rights Lawyering Project Director appointed to newly constituted ICCPR Taskforce

Lauren E. Bartlett, Project Director for the Local Human Rights Lawyering Project, has been selected as a member of the US Human Rights Network’s newly constituted ICCPR Taskforce, a Network body charged with coordinating U.S. civil society advocacy before the U.N. Human Rights Committee to hold the U.S. accountable to its obligations to respect, fulfill and protect human rights in the U.S. under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (the “ICCPR”). The ICCPR Taskforce consists of 12 members and 2 co-chairs, who represent different geographic regions, issue areas and constituencies.

The members of the ICCPR Taskforce were selected through a competitive application process and due to the fact that they have each been directly impacted by human rights violations or work with and on behalf of directly impacted communities, have experience in engaging with human rights mechanisms, and have an interest in developing expertise in UN human rights mechanisms.