Trump Human Rights Tracker

A collaboration between Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Institute, Human Rights Clinic,
and the Columbia Human Rights Law Review

 

 

 

To aid journalists, civil society organizations, and the general public, the Columbia Human Rights Law Review and Columbia Law School’s Rightslink, Human Rights Clinic, and Human Rights Institute have launched this regularly updated tool to keep track of the Executive Branch’s actions and their impacts on human rights. It summarizes the action taken by the administration, identifies the human rights implications, and provides links to sources where readers can find more detailed analysis.
Input from those using this tool is welcome at trumphumanrights@gmail.com.

 

Ended Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program
Ordered tougher sentencing guidelines, including re-introduction of mandatory minimums
Reinstated ban on entry to the US for citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen for 90 days Reinstated ban on all refugees entering the US for 120 days
Secretary of State did not attend annual presentation of State Department’s human rights report
Secretary of State lifted human rights conditions on arms sale to Bahrain
Dismantled federal climate change efforts
Revoked protections for women in the workplace
Issued Presidential permit to TransCanada for Keystone XL pipeline
Secretary of State ordered “increased scrutiny” and “mandatory checks of social media history” for some visa applicants
Did not attend hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Invited Anti-LGBT Hate Group to U.N. Commission on the Status of Women
Reinstated ban on entry to the US for citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen for 90 days; Reinstated ban on all refugees entering the US for 120 days
Secretary of State did not attend annual presentation of State Department’s human rights report
Requested the dismissal of a discriminatory purpose claim in a challenge to a Texas voter ID law
Withdrew federal guidelines that had made clear that students could use bathrooms matching their gender identity
Issued enforcement policies ordering the expanded arrest, detention, and deportation of undocumented migrants
Repealed a rule restricting coal companies from dumping mine waste in streams
Cancelled a regulation requiring energy and mining companies to disclose payments to foreign governments
Withdrew motion to stay in transgender students bathroom rights case
Removal of animal welfare reports from USDA website
Ban on entry to the US for citizens of Yemen, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya for 90 days
Ban on all refugees entering the US for 120 days Indefinite ban on Syrian refugees
Limitation of privacy rights for non US citizens
Seeks to block federal funding to sanctuary cities
Revived discredited “Secure Communities” program; Paved way for expanded immigration detention and deportation;Ordered the construction of a wall along the border with Mexico
Advanced construction of previously halted Dakota Access & Keystone Pipelines
Reinstated and broadened “global gag” rule