• Description

This report is designed to educate Midwesterners about the crucial role of human rights protections and to reveal the gap between human rights standards and realities in the Midwest. It is produced as an abridged report, not as a comprehensive analysis of human rights, and is primarily based on conditions encountered by Heartland Alliance in its provision of direct services to more than 72,000 individuals over the past year. It pinpoints areas of concern and provides illustrative case studies of human rights abuses. The recommendations stem from these and many other cases.