Human Rights Violations in the United States: A Report on U.S. Compliance with The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
Human Rights Watch Staff, Steven R. Shapiro, Observatoire pour la protection des défenseurs des droits de l'homme, Human Rights Watch (Organization), American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union Staff
Human Rights Watch, 1993 - 178 lappuses
The report finds significant shortcomings in the U.S. record, from the summary repatriation of Haitian boat people to the brutal treatment of prisoners. In these and other cases, the ICCR may offer greater protection against rights abuses than current interpretation U.S. law. The ACLU and Human Rights Watch call on the Clinton administration to take steps to correct these abuses and make it possible to invoke the protections of the covenant in U.S. court case.
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12. lappuse - In these days, it is doubtful that any child may reasonably be expected to succeed in life if he is denied the opportunity of an education. Such an opportunity, where the state has undertaken to provide it, is a right which must be made available to all on equal terms. We come then to the question presented: Does segregation of children in public schools solely on the basis of race, even though the physical facilities and other "tangible" factors may be equal, deprive the children of the minority...
167. lappuse - Everyone shall have the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. This right shall include freedom to have or to adopt a religion or belief of his choice, and freedom, either individually or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in worship, observance, practice and teaching.
24. lappuse - It shall be an unlawful employment practice for an employer (1) to fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any individual, or otherwise to discriminate against any individual with respect to his compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, because of such individual's race, color, religion, sex, or national origin...
180. lappuse - Covenant to the extent strictly required by the exigencies of the situation, provided that such measures are not inconsistent with their other obligations under international law and do not involve discrimination solely on the ground of race, colour, sex, language, religion or social origin.
71. lappuse - In those States in which ethnic, religious or linguistic minorities exist, persons belonging to such minorities shall not be denied the right, in community with the other members of their group, to enjoy their own culture, to profess and practise their own religion, or to use their own language.