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Submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

During its Consideration of the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Periodic Reports of the United States of America

CERD 72nd Session

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I. Summary

II. Violation of the Obligation to Review Governmental Policies and to Propagate the Principles of ICERD: Article 2.1

III. Violation of the Right to Equality before the Law: Article 5

IV. Violation of the Right to Equal Treatment before the Courts: Article 5(a) 18

V. Violation of the Right to Non-Discrimination in Protection against Bodily Harm: Article 5(b) 27

VI. Violation of the Right to Non-Discrimination in the Enjoyment of the Right to Family Unity: Article 5(c) 31

VII. Violation of the Right to Non-Discrimination in the Enjoyment of the Right to Health: Article 5(e)(iv) 38

VIII. Violation of the Right to Non-Discrimination in the Enjoyment of Effective Protection against Arbitrary and Indefinite Detention and to Fair Trial Procedures: Article 6

IX. Acknowledgments

Appendix 1: Human Rights Watch Letter to Mary Beth West (PDF file - 7 pages, 100 kb)

Appendix 2: Sample Letters from State Attorneys General (PDF file - 7 pages, 1.5 Mb)

Appendix 3: Data on the Sentencing of Youth to Life without Parole (PDF file - 1 page, 33 kb)

 

February 2008 Volume 20, No. 2(G)