Advocating for Human and Civil Rights for Minority Communities

Cleveland has a rich history of championing civil rights and diversity. Cleveland’s African-American community has been a dominant force since the early 19th century, leading to Carl Stokes being elected as one of the first African-American mayors in a major U.S. city. Cleveland also has a bright history of defending civil rights in court and […]

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Human Rights and Media Freedom: Tajikistan

As a mountainous landlocked country in Central Asia and a former state of the USSR, Tajikistan is relatively stable. However, the recent conflict in the southern region of Gorno-Badakhshan in July 2012 saw severe fighting, and nervousness among the population has increased due to the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan. Additionally, journalists reporting on […]

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Community Policing

CCWA will be hosting a group of officials from Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay and Uruguay to examine community policing practices in both rural and urban areas.  The group will explore the relationship between fighting crime and protecting the rights of the public, including the rights of alleged criminals.  Additionally, their meetings will focus on the […]

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