The Humanity Unites Us
“Your organization is a welcome development that can spearhead initiatives coordinating various civil rights organizations committed to the basic principles in the UN Declaration of Human Rights, so that the values and culture of these rights will empower those who have been marginalized” H.E. Dr. Clovis Maksoud, AHRC Honorary Chair
What is the AHRC? The American Human Rights Council (AHRC) was created as a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting, promoting, and defending human rights, as defined by the US Constitution and outlined in the United Nations’ 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).
AHRC Services: AHRC will serve the needs of all people whose rights are being denied or violated. AHRC will collaborate with other civil and human rights organizations and maintain positive relationships with courts, social services, and various governmental agencies. We plan to employ media outreach and grassroots mobilization to shape and advance human rights and protect individuals who are at risk.
AHRC Tasks (not limited to):
1-Help promote and advance the culture of human rights and human dignity.
2- Issue periodic updates related to human rights matters at home and abroad that are of interest and importance to all people.
3- Build bridges with the media through meetings to discuss current and crucial issues.
4- Case reviews and assessments regarding known human rights violations.
5- Active engagement with U.S. Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and other prominent human rights organizations in the U.S. and abroad.
6- Active engagement with essential government agencies and elected officials at all levels.
7- Organize and facilitate workshops and other educational events to properly inform the public.
8- Produce informational materials focusing on human rights issues.
9- Conflict resolution and intervention efforts.
AHRC “Prisons and Inmates Issues- No Prisoner Left Behind”
1- Engage with several prisons and wardens in the State of Michigan and across the USA.
2- Engage with the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC).
3- Engage with all government municipalities and entities related to prisoners on the local, state, and federal levels.
4- Cooperate with other organizations advancing the cause of prisoners’ rights.
5- Conduct field visits and meetings with inmates at different prisons (state & federal).
6- “Ramadan” and “Holidays” and “Holiday Season’s & New Year” gift program for inmates.
7- Launch educational and awareness events to provide guidance and resources to inmates and their families.
8- Investigate, assess, and monitor prisoners’ cases with an eye toward providing advocacy.
AHRC Student & Volunteer Program: The American Human Rights Council offers internships to high school and college students who are interested in human rights and community service. Interns can be part of various projects related to human rights, in general, and prisoners rights, and affairs, in particular. The intern students may earn school credit, community service credit, student stipends, or whatever opportunities become available in recognition of their service.
AHRC Organizational Structure: AHRC is governed by its steering committee, executive board, and general membership, while guided by its advisory board, along with AHRC honorary members. Dr. Opada Alzohaili serves as the AHRC President. All of the aforementioned components work to address AHRC affairs, and provide valuable input. Mr. Imad Hamad serves as the AHRC Executive Director.