From the Rights Working Group:
The Rights Working Group has submitted a shadow report, “The Persistence of Discriminatory Profiling Based on Race, Ethnicity, Religion, National Origin, Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation in the United States,” to the United Nations’ Human Rights Committee in Geneva, Switzerland.
This report was created through the collaboration of many member groups, including BreakOUT!, The Beloved Community Center, The Black Alliance for Just Immigration, The Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility Project at the City of New York School of Law, The Center for Constitutional Rights, The Center for Intercultural Organizing, The Minority Executive Directors Coalition, The Muslim American Society Immigrant Justice Center, OneAmerica, The Providence Youth Student Movement, Somos Un Pueblo Unido, Streetwise and Safe, and South Asian Americans Leading Together.
Next month, the Human Rights Committee will meet with advocates and U.S. government representatives in Geneva to discuss the United States’ compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which prohibits racial discrimination. This report will help inform the Committee about the enormous problem of racial profiling in the United States and hopefully encourage Committee members to strongly recommend that the U.S. government take steps to end this human rights violation here at home.
You can read the full report below: