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Month: April 2024

Federal Judge Holds Georgia Department of Corrections Officials in Contempt

A federal court has issued an order holding Georgia prison officials in contempt for their persistent violations of a settlement agreement and court order designed to protect men in the Georgia Department of Corrections’ (GDC) Special Management Unit.


United Nations Forum Shines Spotlight on People of African Descent

Director of Public Policy Tiffany Roberts took the stage for the third time, representing the Southern Center for Human Rights and the JUSTGeorgia coalition.


Human Rights Groups Ask International Commission to Investigate Police Killing of U.S. Environmental Activist

Last week, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, The Southern Center for Human Rights, and the University of Dayton Human Rights Center filed a petition before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights requesting a Department of Justice investigation into the 2023 murder of Manuel Esteban Páez Terán (known as “Tortuguita”), an environmental activist who was killed by police while peacefully protesting the construction of Atlanta’s “Cop City” facility.


Sine Die: Georgia’s 2023/2024 Legislative Biennial Ends

On Thursday, March 28, the Georgia General Assembly officially adjourned!