Does the US meet its own international human-rights standards? — MSNBC

Civil and human rights groups have used the U.N. to pressure the government for more than a half-century, raising a wide range of issues from the lynching of African-Americans to voting rights.Other issues addressed in the current reports include gender rights, racial disparities in the criminal justice system, the criminalization of homeless people, immigrant rights, juvenile sentencing and the death penalty. The report also addressed massive school closures in Chicago and exposure to chemicals.Earlier this month the U.N. called on federal officials to demonstrate compliance by examining the discriminatory impact of policies like stop and frisk, a practice implemented by the New York Police Department.

 

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