Death Penalty in the United States (CERD Shadow Report, 2008)

The United States has failed to take any measures since the last CERD report in 2000 to address the substantial body of evidence that the race of the accused (black) and race of the victim (white) increases the percentage of blacks charged with death eligible offenses and substantially increases the percentage of cases where the jury imposes death. It has even disavowed and ceased any further development of the United States Department of Justice’s significant study of racial disparity in the death penalty in Federal cases.