CERD 2014 Shadow Reports

USHRN members and partners submitted dozens of shadow reports to the United Nations CERD Committee in 2014. Those submitted through USHRN are linked below. Please also look to our ICERD webpage for updated information on the review process.

  1. US Federalism and Its Impact on ICERD Compliance
  2. CERD 85th Session - Indigenous Children Report
  3. Reproductive Injustice: Racial and Gender Discrimination in US Health Care (Center for Reproductive Rights)
  4. CERD Shadow Report - Equal Access to Justice
  5. CERD Shadow Report - Perpetuating Discrimination, August 2014 (ICAAD)
  6. Racial Discrimination in the Legal Profession Report, June 2014 (SALT) 
  7. Further Falling Behind: Combating Racial Discrimination in America, July 2014
  8. Environmental Justice Struggles in Illinois
  9. Sharp Inequalities in Water Security Across the City of Boston; People-of-Color Communities Most Impacted (Massachusetts Global Action)
  10. Shadow Report on Violations in Revocation of Passports of American Citizens of Yemeni Origin, July 2014
  11. Report on Racial Discrimination and Sexual Violence Against Women of Color, August 2014 (Black Women's Blueprint)
  12. Workers' Human Rights in Indiana: A Critical Look at Recent Violations
  13. Chicago Public Schools - The Consolidation of Two Elementary Schools (Blocks Together)
  14. The City of Chicago's Mass Public School Closings and Their Discriminatory Effect on African Americans, June 2014
  15. Illegally Denied: Migrant Farmworkers Fight for Access to Justice and Health Care in the United States
  16. Violations of CERD at the Community Management Units
  17. African-American Gun Violence Victimization in the United States
  18. African-American Girls in Foster Care & Psychotropic Medication: Her Right to Survival & Development, Bodily Integrity & Self-Determination (The Franklin Law Group)
  19. Access to Justice: Ensuring Meaningful Access to Counsel in Civil Cases, Including Immigration Proceedings
  20. The Need for Effective Federal Outreach And Mechanisms to Coordinate And Support Federal, State and Local Implementation of the Convention
  21. Criminal Prosecutions of Migrants for Immigration Offenses and Substandard Privately-Operated Segregated Prisons
  22. Appeal to UNHCR - A Call for Assistance in the Efforts to Halt Racism, Racial Discrimination and Acts of Genocide Directed Towards the People of the City of Detroit
  23. Suspicionless Surveillance of Muslim Communities and the Increased Use and Abuse of Muslim Informants
  24. Criminalization of Transgender, Transsexual and Gender Nonconforming People of Color
  25. Criminalization of Minority Youth: Youth Criminally Tried and Incarcerated as Adults
  26. Impact of Disproportionate Incarceration of and Violence Against Black People with Mental Health Conditions in the World's Largest Jail System
  27. Report Regarding Racial Disparities in the US Criminal Justice System (The Sentencing Project)
  28. Discrimination and Segregation in Housing: Continuing Lack of Progress in US Compliance with ICERD
  29. ICERD Shadow Report on Child Labor in the US (MSEE)
  30. Alleviating the Impact of Parental Incarceration on Indigenous, African-American and Latino Children (Justice Strategies)
  31. Imprisoned COINTELPRO/US Civil Rights Era Human Rights Defenders and Political Activists, State Repression, Criminalization of Dissent
  32. CERD Shadow Report on Environmental Justice - Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment (MASE)
  33. A Human Rights Perspective on The Land of 10,000 Disparities: A Multi-Issue Minnesota-Specific Report
  34. Immigrant Detainers Encourage Racial Profiling - National Immigrant Justice Center
  35. Racial Discrimination in Housing and Homelessness in the US - National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
  36. Education in the US and the Federal Responsibility to Reduce School Segregation and Address the Achievement Gap 
  37. Sex-Selective Abortion Bans in the US and Their Discriminatory Effect on Asian American Women
  38. CERD Shadow Report - SouthWest Organizing Project (SWOP)
  39. US Customs And Border Protection Has Not Addressed The 2008 CERD Committee Recommendation and Engages In Excessive Force for Which There Is No Accountability and the Organization Lacks Responsibility - UC Irvine International Justice Clinic
  40. Deportations from the US to Haiti: A Violation of CERD
  41. Homeless Youth of Color in Chicago: Access Denied
  42. Reproductive Health Opposition in California Women's Prisons - Justice Now
  43. American Police Crimes Against African Women and Women of Color
  44. CERD Shadow Report on Indigenous Peoples' Rights - The Yamasi People
  45. HIV Criminalization, Poverty and Health Care Access - United States' Violations of CERD
  46. Report on Forced Psychiatry and Psychiatric Abuse Against African-Americans as Intersectional Discrimination Based on Race and Disability