Migrations
12 Feb 2015

ACLU Files Lawsuit Against Homeland Security for Records Describing Abuse of Children


American Civil Liberties Union affiliates in Arizona and San Diego, along with the law firm Cooley LLP, filed a lawsuit in federal court today against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for its failure to produce records related to the abuse and mistreatment of children in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and its sub-agency, the U.S. Border Patrol. DHS oversight bodies have ignored scores of administrative complaints documenting CBP’s mistreatment of children. For years, media accounts, human rights reports, and child advocates have described the same abuse and neglect of children in Border Patrol custody. On June 11, 2014, the ACLU and partner organizations submitted a complaint to DHS oversight agencies on behalf of 116 unaccompanied children alleging abuse and mistreatment in Border Patrol custody—including harsh temperatures, severe overcrowding, and denial of adequate hygiene supplies, bedding, food, water, and medical care.

General News 28.01.15
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World leaders will meet for Global Sustainability Agenda

The Global Sustainability Agenda is a collective movement to increase social progress around the world, shaped by prominent institutions and global leaders.

Amazonian Strategy 23.01.15
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New community protocol for territorial and sustainable management

The objective of constructing community protocols is to empower people and traditional communities to enter dialogue with any external agent on equal terms and establishing the importance of biodiversity conservation and its sustainable use.

Access to Water 20.01.15
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Paraguay: Improving access to water for vulnerable populations

The project will work to empower and train community leaders, while also strengthening the institutional capacity of local Water Sanitation Boards and regional Water Associations.

Climate Change 4.12.14
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Lima: 12 inspired projects of climate solutions will be honoured at the UN climate conference

Each of the winning activities touch on one of Momentum for Change’s four focus areas: Urban Poor, Women for Results, Financing for Climate Friendly Investment and ICT Solutions.

Featured Sustainable Development 30.11.14
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A New Water Tank for the Enxet People of the Paraguayan Chaco!

It is with great pleasure that we share with you that today is the closing day for campaign “Raindrops: From the Sky to My Glass”.