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Congratulations to Natalia Taubina on Being Recognized as 32nd RFK Human Rights Award Laureate

On October 7, 2015 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights announced Ms. Natalia Taubina, Director of the Public Verdict Foundation in Russia, as the honoree for the 2015 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award, now in its 32nd year. The award recognizes her courageous work seeking justice for the most serious human rights violations in Russia and initiates a partnership to support her efforts to promote and safeguard human rights.

"Natalia’s work represents the kind of leadership and courage needed to confront police brutality from Moscow to the streets of Ferguson and Staten Island. It is an honor to recognize Natalia and her organization. I know my father would be proud of her work" said Kerry Kennedy, President of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. "This award is not just a recognition, it is an opportunity to work hand in hand with human rights defenders to protect the rights and freedoms of the Russian people."

Natalia is the Director of the Public Verdict Foundation in Russia and is being recognized for her work to hold law enforcement agents accountable for human rights violations and support victims of torture in Russia. The Public Verdict Foundation litigates on behalf of citizens wrongfully arrested, beaten, tortured, and illegally detained by police. Natalia is also a powerful advocate for police reform.

In 2014, the Russian government categorized the foundation as a “foreign agent” under a new law intended to publicly invalidate, shame, and render inoperable organizations with international ties. Natalia's organization has resolutely fought this label in court and is committed to protecting human rights despite the government’s attempt to shut down civil society groups.

She joins 46 RFK Human Rights Award Laureates from 28 countries as the recipient of the 32nd annual prize, initiating a multi-year partnership with Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. In 2005, Alliance Institute’s Executive Director, Stephen Bradberry, became the first American Individual to be recognized as an Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award Laureate. Bradberry will be in attendance as Mrs. Robert F. Kennedy presents Natalia with the 2015 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award in Washington, D.C., in a ceremony on November 19th, 2015 at 11:00am in the Kennedy Caucus Room of the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington D.C.

For more information regarding the award ceremony contact


Alliance Institute and Immigration Advocates from Across the Country Rally at New Orleans Federal Courthouse

Over 100 local and national immigration advocates came together for a rally in front of the New Orleans federal courthouse on June 12th to ask Louisiana State Attorney General Buddy Caldwell to end his support of the lawsuit blocking President Obama’s Executive Order that would provide  relief for thousands of immigrant families in the U.S.

Alliance Institute joined local organizations such as VAYLA, Puentes, and the New Orleans Worker Center for Racial Justice, as well as dozens of other immigration advocates from the region and across the country including Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC), and Center for Community Change.

After the rally, participants marched to Attorney General Caldwell’s office several blocks away to deliver signature from a nationwide petition telling the Governors and Attorneys General of the 26 suing states to drop the lawsuit against expanded protections for millions of immigrant youth and parents. A larger rally is planned for July to coincide with a federal appeals court hearing on the lawsuit.

At the heart of the conflict are the executive actions that President Obama took last November to address the immigration reform crisis. His first action was to order to the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security to not deport certain undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and parents of lawful permanent residents (known as DAPA). The President also announced an expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (known as DACA) for youth who came to the U.S. as children which would grant these parents and youth temporary permission to stay in the U.S.

The federal lawsuit that was filed by 26 states is keeping President Obama’s executive orders from helping up to 4.4 million people.

For more information on the campaign, contact Salvador Cervantes of Center for Community Change.