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Purpose
To develop appropriate goals and missions, and study and make recommendations in the area of human rights including, without limitation, the rights of children, the elderly, the mentally ill, those serving in penal institutions, and persons identified by race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, low-income status, disability, and age.

Goals
The committee will be working in collaboration with MSBA sections, local bar, and other human rights organizations to promote support for human rights locally, nationally, and globally.

Chairpersons
R. Mark Frey, Co-Chair
Sonja Peterson, Co-Chair

Human Rights Committee Resolution to renew Civil Liberties Resolution approved by MSBA Assembly on September 20, 2013.

Human Rights Committee Resolution to renew International Rule of Law Resolution approved by MSBA Assembly on April 25, 2013.
http://www.mnbar.org/governance/assembly/13april/Rule%20of%20Law.pdf

Human Rights Committee Resolution Opposing the Voter ID Constitutional Amendment (this resolution was not approved the MSBA Assembly).

Human Rights Committee Resolution Regarding the ICC approved by MSBA Assembly on September 17, 2010.

Human Rights Committee Resolution opposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution to forbid the creation of legally-recognized relationships between persons of the same sex approved by the MSBA Assembly on June 11, 2004 and renewed April 29, 2010.
http://www.mnbar.org/governance/CommonFiles/positions-policies/OpposeMarriageAmendment.htm

 

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