International Human Rights Day is next week, on December 10th. The theme of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights this year is the right to speak up and participate fully in civic society. This theme applies especially to political asylum seekers worldwide. As zealous advocates of asylum seekers in the United States, we owe our community a duty to understand international human rights law and utilize this tool as we stand with our friends who are seeking protection under U.S. asylum law. Pangea strongly encourages the application of international human rights documents to bolster domestic legal arguments to expand immigration protections in the U.S. Here is an excellent source to a range of international law instruments provided by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.