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Chronology of the International Human Rights Campaign for People of D.C. E-mail
Timothy Copper, executive director of Worldrights, has led the international initiatives on behalf of DC voting rights before numerous international human rights bodies. These include the Organization for American States' Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, the OSCE's Parliamentary Assembly, and the U.N. Human Rights Committee. He was also the legal architect of the OAS petition and the advocacy work before the OSCE and the United Nations. He has prepared the following "Chronology of of Major Events in the International Human Rights Campaign on Behalf of Equal Rights for the People of Washington, D.C." .
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The European Federation of Green Parties Supports D.C. Statehood E-mail
On June 23, 1996 the European Federation of Green Parties approved a resolution supporting the statehood and autonomy movement in Washington, D.C.  For full resolution, read more.
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Dalai Lama Criticizes U.S. On Denial of D.C. Voting Rights E-mail

In November 2005, Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, took a rare swipe at the United States, saying he was puzzled why residents in the capital of the world's oldest democracy have no Congressional voting rights.

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Timothy Cooper's testimony before the UN Human Rights Commission E-mail
On April 16, 2002, District resident and statehood activist Timothy Cooper addressed the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in Geneva to call upon the U.S. to comply with the recommendations made by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) of the Organization of American States (OAS). On October 17, 2001, the IACHR found the U.S. in violation of human rights related to a charge brought before that body by the Statehood Solidarity Committee in 1993. The Statehood Solidarity Committee charged the U.S. with violations of human rights because of the denial of equal political participation in the nation's legislature and the right to equality before the law for DC citizens. The U.S. had ninety days to adopt the recommendations before the recommendations are made public.
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