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Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

California Assembly Votes to Report on Human Rights to U.N. Committees

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

While our government does not hesitate to criticize other countries for their human rights violations, it has been derelict in complying with our own human rights commitments.

Implementing CERD: A Call for Immediate Activist Input

Caitlin Watt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Caitlin Watt

Advocates and activists should take this opportunity to make their voices heard on the pressing need to implement CERD's mandate to eliminate all forms of discrimination at this crucial turning point in American history.

CEDAW: I Didn't Know What It Was, Either

Kristina Brittenham | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kristina Brittenham

Why hasn't the US ratified CEDAW? It's the same reason we're behind on health care reform: there are very powerful lobbies that see CEDAW as a tool for picking their deep pockets.