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The Human Rights Project was founded in 1993 in order to protect the rights of immigrants and refuges whom have been victims of torture. It has since expanded its role to encompass women's rights and the rights of children.
The organization's principles are taken from the constitution that all people are born equal and inalienable rights. "With Liberty and Justice for All" It is evident that many men, women and childern suffer from extreme in justices at the hands of their own native goverments,
Our vision at the Human Rights Project is to continue to bring these types of global injustices to the forefront of our country's national awareness by using our legal knowledge and expertise to seek justice for victims of social inequities.
The Human Rights Project attorneys refer to international treaties, domestic asylum law and human rights country reports to secure relief for those victims We currently have a small staff of 4 immigration attorneys who practice asylum law as well as law school interns who devote over 1500 laborious hour per year to our cause. Last year (2009), the Human Rights Project successfully secured
asylum for 18 compelling cases for undocumented immigrant women.
Litigation Regarding Asylum and the North Korean Human Rights Act
By Judith L. Wood
The North Korean Human Rights Act ("NKHRA") was originally sponsored by Senator Sam Brownback and was signed into law by President George W. Bush on October 18, 2004. The NKHRA was reauthorized in 2008 and again in 2012, thereby extending its effective date until 2017. The goals of the North Korean Human Rights Act are: to provide humanitarian assistance to North Koreans inside the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea); to provide grants to private, non-profit organizations to promote human rights, democracy, rule of law and the development of a market economy inside North Korea; to increase the availability of information inside North Korea; and to provide humanitarian or legal assistance to North Koreans who have fled North Korea. An office in the State Department, headed by Special Envoy Robert R. King, is devoted solely to the issue of promoting North Korean human rights.