WHAT IS THE CITY AND BOROUGH OF JUNEAU HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION?

The City and Borough of Juneau Human Rights Commission is a body of nine members appointed by the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly. It was established by resolution to affirm that unjustified discrimination is intolerable and to provide human rights services in Southeast Alaska.

WHAT DOES THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION DO?

  • Develops educational and informational programs designed to bring about the prevention and eleimination of all forms of human rights violations.
  • Promotes harmonious intergroup relations within the City and Borough of Juneau by enlisting the cooperation of various racial, religious and nationality groups, business, community, labor, and governmental organizations, fraternal and benevolent association, education and other groups concerned with human rights.
  • Examines sources of tension, practices of discrimination, hate crimes and acts of prejudice and other human rights violations in Juneau.
  • Makes recommendations to solutions to community problems of human rights violations, including hate crimes.
  • Recommends to the Assembly, action, policies and legislation for consideration by state and local governments.
  • Facilitate resolution of individual complaints of human rights violations in accordance with procedures outlined in CBJ Resolution 2209.

CBJ Resolution 2209

HOW CAN THE COMMISSION HELP YOU?

A person aggrieved by any alleged human rights violation may request assistance from the Commission.  The City Clerk shall distribute copies of the request to all members of the Commission. 

HOW TO CONTACT THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION

A 24-hour message phone is available if you need more information or wish to speak to a commission member. The number is 586-5206. A Human Rights Commission member will return your call.

Juneau Human Rights Commission
c/o City Clerk
155 South Seward Street
Juneau, Alaska 99801

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IS ENCOURAGED

The Juneau Human Rights Commission meets every third Monday of the month at the CBJ Municipal building located at 155 South Seward Street in Room #224. Meetings begin at 5:30pm and are open to the public.

DEFINITION OF HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION

"Human Rights" are defined by CBJ Resolution 2209 , as defined in Article 2 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which provides:

"Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.  Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty."

CONFIDENTIALITY OF RECORDS

To the extent permitted by law, the Commission shall keep confidential the name of a person initiating a complaint or a person alledged to have committed a discriminatory act or practice during an investigation conducted by the Commission.  The information obtained by the Commission from the complainant to the extent permitted by law, may not be made available by the Commission for inspection by the public.

DISCRIMINATION IS NOT WANTED IN JUNEAU


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