The US Human Rights Network is working to promote full implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) by educating the public about the U.S. Government obligations under the treaty and by engaging community groups in the effective use of the treaty to promote human rights at home.
This year, 2013, the US government is being reviewed on its compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and community groups have an opportunity to get involved!
In this podcast, we provide a quick and easy way to learn about the ICCPR process, the upcoming U.S. review, and how to get involved. We speak with co-chairs of the US Human Rights Network ICCPR Taskforce, Jamil Dakwar, the Director of the American Civil Liberties Union's Human Rights Program and Nasrina Bargzie, the National Security and Civil Rights attorney at the Asian Law Caucus. Jamil provides an overview of the ICCPR, and the review process and Nasrina shares why it is important for community groups to get involved.