On March 19, 2013, we submitted a request for a Thematic Hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights during its 149th Period of Sessions. A letter of support for the hearing request has been signed by 9,427 individuals from 76 different countries, including 2,135 sig
Iraqis and U.S. military veterans are coming together to hold the U.S. government accountable for the lasting effects of war and to demand the right to heal. Iraq Veterans Against the War, the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq, the Federation of Workers Councils and Unions
On September 13, 2013, members of the Right to Heal Initiative submitted a shadow report before the United Nations Human Rights Committee in advance of its review of the U.S. during the Committee’s 109th session. The U.S. is being reviewed pursuant to its treaty obligations as
On March 19, 2013 we submitted a request for a Thematic Hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights 149th Period of Sessions. This Preliminary Report was submitted in support of the request. The U.S.-led war in Afghanistan, begun on October 7, 2001, is now the longes
This document is an executive summary of the Right to Heal supplemented report. You can read the supplemented report at this link. The U.S.-led war in Afghanistan, begun on October 7, 2001, is now the longest running officially declared war in U.S. history. Followed by the invasion o
On the tenth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Iraqis and U.S. military veterans came together to hold the U.S. government accountable for the lasting effects of war and the rights of veterans and civilians to heal. The Iraq war is not over for Iraqi civilians and U.S. veterans who continue to struggle with various forms of trauma and injury; for Iraqis and veterans who suffer the effects of environmental poisoning due to certain U.S. munitions and burn pits of hazardous material; and for a growing generation of orphans and people displaced by war.