A community where every person values, understands and respects human rights and equal opportunity enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.
To achieve our vision, we secure and empower the rights of people, eliminate discrimination, investigate human rights abuses and pressure those with power to respect rights and secure justice. PIHRO is an independent, national organization that works as part of a vibrant movement to uphold human dignity and advance the cause of human rights for all.
Last reviewed: 04/10/2017
What Are HUMAN RIGHTS?
Let’s start with some basic definitions.
Every person is entitled to certain fundamental rights, simply by the fact of being human. These are called “human rights” rather than a privilege (which can be taken away at someone’s whim).
Nationwide network of lawyers and social activists.
Human Rights Legal Network is a nationwide network of lawyers and social activists who fight to combat injustice and protect the fundamental rights of marginalized communities and individuals through the use of the legal system.