FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 20, 2008
CONTACT: The National Campaign to Restore Civil Rights - Tanene Allison (212) 244-4664
The National Campaign To Restore Civil Rights Reports On U.S. Violations of an International Treaty: Decrease of Effective Remedies and Access to the Courts To Enforce Civil Rights Violations
NEW YORK, NY- February 20 –
Today, The National Campaign to Restore Civil Rights (NCRCR) testified in Geneva at the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), bringing attention to the U.S. government’s failure to comply with its treaty obligations requiring it to ensure the availability of effective remedies for civil rights violations. NCRCR joined other civil society groups, in criticizing the U.S. government’s rollback of civil rights in the courts and submitted a “shadow” report to the Committee, documenting treaty violations that the U.S. ignored in its own report to the UN.