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David L. Marcus


Leading Human Rights Group Welcomes Pursuit of International Justice and Accountability for Crimes against Rohingya People

American Jewish World Service (AJWS) urges justice for all ethnic minorities who have suffered under the Burmese military   Tracey Gurd, Senior Director of Civil and Political Rights and Advocacy for American Jewish World Service (AJWS), the leading global Jewish human rights organization, issued the following statement as the International Criminal Court authorized investigation into the alleged crimes committed against the Rohingya people.  Background  Forceful challenges to the role of Burma (Myanmar) in fomenting …Read More

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American Jewish World Service (AJWS) Calls on State Department’s Commission on Unalienable Rights to Respect Rights of Vulnerable Groups

Global Human Rights Group calls for respecting the dignity of vulnerable people Rori Kramer, Director of Government Affairs for American Jewish World Service (AJWS), the leading global Jewish human rights organization, issued the following statement: “Today, as Secretary Pompeo’s Commission on Unalienable Rights holds its first open meeting, we continue to question the very creation of such a Commission and its purpose.  Touted by Secretary Pompeo as …Read More

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American Jewish World Service Names Global Justice Fellows or 2019-2020

14 clergy from 12 states selected to participate in prestigious global social justice program NEW YORK – Fourteen clergy from 12 states have been named as 2019-2020 Global Justice Fellows with American Jewish World Service (AJWS), the leading Jewish organization working to promote human rights and end poverty in the developing world. They were chosen for …Read More

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American Jewish World Service Applauds U.S. House for Bipartisan Vote on Bill to Bring Justice to Burma

Leading global Jewish human rights group urges U.S. Senate to pass the same legislation Rori Kramer, Director of Government Affairs for American Jewish World Service (AJWS), the leading global Jewish human rights organization, issued the following statement as the U.S. House of Representatives passed Burma Unified through Rigorous Military Accountability Act (BURMA Act), which includes …Read More

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Leading Global Human Rights Group Calls on U.S. Senate to Reject Andrew Bremberg for American Ambassador in Geneva

American Jewish World Service (AJWS) emphasizes the importance of fighting prejudice and intolerance As the Senate Foreign Relations Committee advances the nomination of Andrew Bremberg to be U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, Rori Kramer, Director of Government Affairs of American Jewish World Service (AJWS), the leading global Jewish human rights organization, issued …Read More

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AJWS Decries State of Siege Across Guatemala

Human rights group calls on Morales government to end 30-day state of siege affecting indigenous communities American Jewish World Service (AJWS), the leading global Jewish human rights organization, strongly denounces Guatemala’s decision to impose a 30-day state of siege across 22 municipalities in five provinces in response to the killings of three Guatemalan military officers. …Read More

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AJWS Applauds New United Nations Report Urging International Community to Cut Ties with Burma’s Military

Leading human rights group calls on the international community to implement targeted sanctions to hold the Burmese military accountable for human rights abuses  Rori Kramer, Director of Government Affairs for American Jewish World Service (AJWS), the leading global Jewish human rights organization, issued the following statement as the United Nation’s Fact-Finding Mission urged severing economic …Read More

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Leading international human rights group supports Greater Leadership Overseas for the Benefit of Equality (GLOBE) Act of 2019 in the U.S. House of Representatives

In response to the introduction of the Greater Leadership Overseas for the Benefit of Equality (GLOBE) Act of 2019 in the U.S. House, AJWS Director of Government Affairs Rori Kramer released this statement: “This bill sets the gold standard for the United States to restore its leadership on human rights, including the rights of lesbian, …Read More

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