WELCOME

 

HOLD THE DATE ! December 5, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Join The Missouri Commission on Human Rights, Executive Director Dr. Alisa Warren, and the global community of human rights advocates celebrating International Human Rights Day, inaugurated in 1948 when world leaders gathered at the United Nations General Assembly to adopt the Universal Declaration of Human Rights affirming the inherent dignity and inalienable rights of all people. This state-wide event in Jefferson City features national and regional speakers presenting to attorneys, human resources and housing industry professionals, and representatives from government and non-profit organizations. See flyer for details.

 

SAVE THE DATE!

The Department of Human Rights will kick off Human Rights Week in Minnesota with an all-day symposium providing must-have information on the latest trends and legal decisions that affect you. Mark your calendar for Wednesday, December 10, 2014 and make plans to attend the 2014 Human Rights Symposium. More
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Jean M. Kelleher, President

By unanimous affirmation from the members of the Board of the International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies and in accordance with the Bylaws of the Association, Jean M. Kelleher was elected the President of IAOHRA. See bio here.

As President of the International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies (IAOHRA), I take great pride in welcoming you to our website.  IAOHRA was founded in 1949 in New York.

The International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies is a non-profit membership organization with its headquarters in Washington, D.C. The primary members are statutory human rights and human relations agencies with authority for enforcing a variety of human and civil rights laws in their respective jurisdictions.

IAOHRA provides opportunities and forums for the exchange of ideas and information among member agencies and other human rights advocates. It provides assistance in the development of programs for eliminating illegal discrimination in employment, housing, education, public accommodations, public services and commercial transactions, including banking and lending practices. It also is responsible for developing educational programs on human rights and civil rights issues, and serves as a clearinghouse for information exchange between human rights agencies around the world.

The goals of IAOHRA are:

  • To foster human and intergroup relations.
  • To enhance human rights practices under law.
  • To promote civil and human rights around the world.

The association has provided leadership in the development and enforcement of needed statutes and ordinances to safeguard the human and civil rights of all people.