The International Mechanisms Coordinating Committee (IMCC) is the overarching body guiding the USHRN’s work with human rights mechanisms. USHRN works to engage our membership and the broader social justice community in the effective use of human rights mechanisms as tools to advance a domestic agenda based on human rights. To facilitate this process, the USHRN has created four standing coordinating structures called taskforces that operate under the auspices of the IMCC. The IMCC is tasked with ensuring continuity within, and linkages between the taskforces. The four USHRN taskforces are the: 1) CERD Taskforce (The Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination Taskforce); 2) ICCPR Taskforce (The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Taskforce); 3) CAT Taskforce (The Convention Against Torture Taskforce); and 4) UPR Taskforce (The Universal Periodic Review Taskforce).
The IMCC membership is comprised of the co-chairs of each of the four taskforces. The members of the IMCC are as follows:
IMCC Chair: Ejim Dike, US Human Rights Network (USHRN)
ICCPR Co-Chairs: Jamil Dakwar, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU); Sarah Paoletti, University of Pennsylvania Law School
CAT Co-Chairs: Antonio Ginatta, Human Rights Watch; Claire Leslie, Midwest Coalition for Human Rights
CERD Co-Chairs: Marcia Johnson Blanco, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law; Ejim Dike, US Human Rights Network (USHRN)