CAT Shadow Reports

USHRN members and partners submitted dozens of shadow reports to the United Nations CAT Committee in 2014. Those submitted through USHRN are linked below (with some bonus reports at the bottom of the page) and also summarized in USHRN's executive summary (French Translation). Please look to our CAT webpage for updated information on the review process. 

  1. The Use of Prolonged Solitary Confinement in United States Prisons, Jails, and Detention Centers
  2. Midwest Regional Report on Torture and Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment
  3. Written Statement on Immigration Detention and Deportation in the United States of America
  4. Criminalization of Homelessness in the United States of America
  5. Report to the UN Committee Against Torture: Medical Treatment of People with Intersex Conditions
  6. CAT Shadow Report: The Shackling of Incarcerated Pregnant Women 
  7. Letter from The Center for Reproductive Rights, Women Enabled International, and the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health 
  8. Over-Medication of Psychotropic Drugs & African-American Girls in Foster Care
  9. Voiceless Victims: Wards of the Court
  10. Shadow Report to the United Nations Committee Against Torture Prepared by Advocates for U.S.Torture Prosecutions
  11. Shadow Report from Minnesota: A Human Rights Perspective on “Prompt and Independent” Investigations of Law Enforcement Misconduct
  12. Children in Adult Jails and Prisons: Shadow Report to the U.N. Committee Against Torture
  13. Police in the United States Harassing, Assaulting and Unlawfully Arresting Transgender Women Based On Their Gender Identity
  14. No Access to Justice: IMPRISONED COINTELPRO / U.S. Civil Rights Era HR Defenders, Political Activists, and Other Persons at Risk
  15. Civil Rights Era Political Prisoners 
  16. The Need for Judicial Oversight of CAT Obligations in Extradition Proceedings
  17. United Nations Convention Against Torture: Report on the United States’ Compliance
  18. Concerning the United States' Mistreatment of Immigrant Detainees in Violation of the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment 
  19. Report on the United States of America’s Compliance with the Convention Against Torture with Respect to the Continuing Practice of Conversion Therapy on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Minors
  20. Shadow Report Article 14: The Right to Rehabilitation 
  21. Torture in U.S. Prisons: Interfaith Religious Coalition Calls for End to Widespread Use of Prolonged Solitary Confinement
  22. The Need for Comprehensive Federal Outreach and Mechanisms to Support State and Local Implementation of the Convention 
  23. United States Compliance with the Convention Against Torture: Human Rights Violations Against Immigrants in Criminal Custody
  24. Puente Human Rights Movement Shadow Report:  Torture and Human Rights Abuses Within Arizona Immigration Detention Centers
  25. Police Crimes Prevent Indigenous Access to Justice
  26. United States’ Widespread and Systematic Practices of Torture by the Use of Abusive, Long Term Solitary Confinement 
  27. Shadow Report: Police Violence Against People with Disabilities
  28. Written Statement on the Death of Israel “Reefa” Hernandez Llach due to Miami Beach Law Enforcement’s Use of an Electroshock Weapon and Lack of Accountability
  29. Torture in the Homeland: Failure of the United States to Implement the International Convention Against Torture to protect the human rights of African-American boys and African- American men in Chicago, Illinois
  30. “It is not good for human beings to be alone:”Addressing U.S. use of prolonged solitary confinement from a Jewish human rights
  31. Shadow Report Submission from Tetuwan Treaty Council of the Grandmothers
  32. Shadow Report on Systematic Organized Stalking, Covert Neutralization of Dissidents by Means of Torture, Degrading and Inhumane Treatment
  33. Hurricane Katrina: The Remaining Legacy- A Story of Uninvestigated Police Shootings and Human Rights Deprivations
  34. US Apartheid and Occupation Promotes Torture
  35. Undue Delay as Torture in Death Penalty Cases
  36. Invisible Betrayal: Police Violence and the Rapes of Black Women in the United States 
  37. Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Other Degrading Treatment or Punishment Shadow report on Intimate Partner Abuse and Sexual Assault in the United States 
  38. The Torture of Solitary Confinement in the United States: The Example of New York State
  39. The Use of Isolated Confinement: The case of my brother Leo McShan
  40. Written Statement on the Police Shooting of Michael Brown and Ensuing Police Violence Against Protesters in Ferguson, Missouri
  41. Survivors Speak Prisoner Testimonies of Torture in United States Prisons and Jails
  42. Mothers of Chicago Police Torture Victims Speak”, Mothers Against Torture
  43. COINTELPRO/U.S. Civil Right Era Political Prisoners
  44. Police Violence Against Chicago’s Youth of Color 

Reports not submitted through USHRN, but that are referenced in USHRN's executive summary of reports:

Reports submitted directly to the UN by the report author(s):