Starting Date: 04-08-2005
Starting Time: 10:00am
New York, New York 10012
United StatesDate: Friday, April 8th 2005
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: New York City Hall - Council Chambers
City/State: NYC, NY
Category: Human Rights
SAVE THE DATE! We need you at the first public hearing on Intro 512 - the Human Rights GOAL (Government Operations Audit Law)!
FRIDAY, APRIL 8 at 10:00am Council Chambers, City Hall
Human Rights GOAL is an innovative law that uses the standards and tools of the universal human rights system to improve city governance. The legislation was developed by a citywide coalition of over 65 organizations -- the NYC Human Rights Initiative, www.nychri.org -- and was introduced into City Council by CM Bill Perkins in December 2004.
The law takes a preventive approach to potentially unjust city policies — many of which are unintentionally harmful — by integrating human rights standards into city operations across the board. A preventive approach is better for New Yorkers, because it means that problematic policies will be identified and changed before they cause egregious harm.
The proposed law creates a mandate—and a process—for city personnel, community advocates and city residents to work together as allies. Preventable problems—like inadequate recruitment, retention and/or promotion of African Americans, Latinos, women and others in the municipal workforce—will be tackled head-on through a collaborative approach. This multi-stakeholder approach will also ensure that all city residents have equal access to city services and resources, such as healthcare, education and housing.
Help ensure that NYC promotes and protects human rights -- JOIN US ON APRIL 8 TO SHOW THAT YOU BELIEVE IN HUMAN RIGHTS FOR ALL NEW YORKERS!
NYCHRI Coordinating Organizations: American Civil Liberties Union • Amnesty International USA • Legal Momentum • New York Civil Liberties Union • Urban Justice Center Human Rights Project • Women of Color Policy Network
For more information on the NYC Human RIghts Initiative, visit our website at
www.nychri.org, or contact 646-602-5628/5629.
Geographical Scope: Local