Review Submitted to UN CERD

The U.N. Committee on the Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), a U.N. Treaty Body,  made its concluding observations of the review of the United States in its 85th Session, August 10-15, 2014.

LAW-Defense is pleased to report that the CERD raised critical concerns to the United States on key points raised by the  Lipan Apache Band of Texas and the Human Rights Clinic of the University of Texas at Austin in the Shadow Report submitted for this review.

Among key points, the U.N. CERD committee raised critical concerns and made strong recommendations to the United States to address the following violations of the CERD treaty: 1) the border wall; 2) non-recognition of Indigenous Peoples; 3) violence against Indigenous women; 4) forced separation of Indigenous children and their families; 5) criminalization of Indigenous migrants; 6) the status of Indigenous peoples in prisons; 7) voting rights of Indigenous peoples.

Full report below:



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