Local Implementation: Chicago, Illinois (CERD Shadow Report, 2008)

This report outlines the effects of racial discrimination on residents of the city of Chicago, paying particular attention to poverty, health, housing, education, transportation and criminal justice. It is written on behalf of a coalition of Chicago organizations seeking accountability from local government in ensuring the human rights of Chicago’s residents. This coalition asks the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination to elicit from the United States government strategies that will encourage and compel the city of Chicago, as well as other local governments, to comply with the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. It also offers direct recommendations for the city of Chicago.