Mission

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Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute (MCLI) uses law to promote fundamental human rights within the United States. For 45 years, MCLI has challenged domestic human rights violations such as denial of freedom of speech, environmental racism, violence against women, labor abuses, and discrimination and unequal access to necessities such as housing, health care and education. In recent years MCLI has focused on advocacy for the enforcement of U.S.-ratified international human rights treaties.

Institute Overview
Founded in 1965, MCLI has become part of the infrastructure of the peace and justice community, empowering people to protect and expand their rights under law. Meiklejohn is a center for peace law, an organizer for the right to education, an information clearinghouse on social change, an advocate of government accountability, a training center, and repository of history. It has been called a “Civil Liberties Church” and a think tank combining archives and ongoing research.

Social Media

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mclihumanrights
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/mcli.org

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