INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW
The United States should be accountable to upholding international human rights standards
In the post-9/11 world, the United States has placed less value on international human rights leadership, using opportunistic legal arguments to avoid its responsibility to adhere to international legal obligations. We believe that adhering to human rights standards is foundational to upholding American ideals, and aim to facilitate the use of these standards to hold the United States accountable through the court system. Using amicus briefs, legal expertise sharing, and creative coalitions, we work to counter questionable interpretations and rationalizations of U.S. legal obligations, and urge the United States to comply with internationally-accepted human rights standards.