An independent advocacy and action organization that challenges America to live up to its ideals. Holds that American leadership is essential in the global struggle for human rights and presses the U.S. government and private companies to respect human rights and the rule of law. When that doesn’t happen, steps in to demand reform, accountability and justice. Works around the world to best harness American influence to secure core freedoms.
Tries to create the political environment and policy solutions necessary to ensure consistent respect for human rights such as protecting refugees, combating torture, and defending persecuted minorities. Builds bipartisan coalitions and teams up with frontline activists and lawyers to tackle global challenges that demand American leadership. Learn more.