64 Day Campaign Week Nine Highlight: MEIKLEJOHN CIVIL LIBERTIES INSTITUTE

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Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute (MCLI) uses Human Rights and Constitutional Law to promote fundamental human rights within the United States, including the right to jobs, food, housing, education, peace and justice.

1. To help individuals use human rights and peace law to enforce their civil rights and their right to peace, education, jobs, justice, and a healthly environment.

2. To lecture, hold forums, and publish materials on United States and international human rights and humanitarian law, emphasizing the connection between civil and political rights and economic, social, and cultural rights.

3. To remain especially alert to human rights and to maintaining the physical and mental integrity of the most disadvantaged in the United States, including children tried and sentenced as adults, those who face the death penalty, and those facing distinctions based on race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, and physical and mental disability.

4. To offer internships that provide practical and multifaceted learning experiences to college and law students and opportunities for volunteers to do meaningful work to assist activists, writers, and scholars.

5. To develop innovative ways of using human rights law in new venues from city commissions to U.N. committees.

6. To collect, index, archive, and make accessible the United States history of human rights and peace law that is not reported by traditional law servicesIn 2010, MCLI convinced the California State Legislature to pass Capital ACR 129, which requests the state Attorney General to: 1) publicize the text of three UN Human Rights Treaties ratified by the US; and 2) prepare templates to be used by state, county and city government bodies in order to make the required periodic reports to the UN Human Rights Committee, UN Committee Against Torture, and UN Committee to Eliminate Racial Discrimination.

HIGHLIGHT
MCLI is currently preparing its "Shadow Reports" to the UN Human Rights Committee on enforcement and failure to enforce the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights at the federal, state, and local levels.

In 2010, MCLI convinced the California State Legislature to pass Capital ACR 129, which requests the state Attorney General to: 1) publicize the text of three UN Human Rights Treaties ratified by the US; and 2) prepare templates to be used by state, county and city government bodies in order to make the required periodic reports to the UN Human Rights Committee, UN Committee Against Torture, and UN Committee to Eliminate Racial Discrimination.
 

 

 

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