ICCPR Shadow Report: Hate Crimes

Failure to Protect: U.S. Violations of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

As the non-discrimination principle under Article 26 of the ICCPR includes discrimination from both public and private actors, the United States must take affirmative steps to address the structural issues that make minority communities, including Muslim, Arab, Sikh, South Asian, and LGBT communities, susceptible to bias-motivated crimes. Through systemic failures such as inadequate data collection and severe underreporting, limited training of law enforcement to investigate and document hate crimes, and a failure to devote adequate resources, the U.S. Government has failed to protect minority communities from hate crimes.

 

 

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The International Center for Advocates Against Discrimination
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ICCPR, Shadow Reports, hate crimes