Joint ACLU-HRW Report to the UN: Racial Discrimination in the United States
This joint ACLU/HRW report to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination honors the legacy of Aryeh Neier, president emeritus of the Open Society Foundations, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the creation of the Aryeh Neier Fellowship. Every former Aryeh Neier Fellow (Anjana Malhotra, 2003-2005; Mie Lewis, 2005-2007; Alice Farmer, 2007-2009; Sarah Mehta, 2009-2011; Ian Kysel, 2011-2013; Alex Sinha, 2013-2015; Tess Borden, 2015-2017; Jasmine Sankofa, 2017-2019; Allison Frankel, 2019-2021) contributed in some way to the conceptualization of this project. This report was primarily authored by Anjana Malhotra, Ian M. Kysel, G. Alex Sinha, jasmine Sankofa, and Allison Frankel and edited by Jamil Dakwar (ACLU Human Rights Program Director) and Alison Parker (Human Rights Watch US Program Director).
Addressing the United States' "grossly inadequate" compliance with the International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination, this report focuses on a variety of issues, including reparative justice, discrimination in the U.S. criminal legal system, use of force by law enforcement officials, discrimination in the regulation and enforcement of migrant control, and racial discrimination in public services and social protection. Additionally, the report offers the Biden administration a roadmap to implementing measures to correct stark racial disparities without having to confront Congress.
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