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The SPLC is advocating internationally on behalf of people of color in the United States whose human rights are violated by the nation’s racially discriminatory criminal justice system.

• Joint Submission to the U.N. Expert Mechanism on Advancing Racial Justice and Equity in Law Enforcement (EMLER) on Atlanta’s Copy City — Feb. 23, 2023
• Joint Submission to the U.N. EMLER on forced prison labor — Jan. 30, 2023
• Submission to the U.N. EMLER on youth incarcerated at Louisiana’s Angola Penitentiary
• SPLC Report to the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination — July 15, 2022
• Southeastern Immigrant Freedom Initiative Report to the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination — July 15, 2022
• Joint Report to the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination by the Southern Prisons Coalition — July 14, 2022
• Report to the Organization of American States Committee on Immigration Affairs — July 14, 2022
• Report on U.S. Compliance with the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination — May 17, 2022
• Submission to the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent — May 16, 2022
• Response to Call for Input to the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Older Persons — April 1, 2022
• Response to Call for Input to the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of racism — March 10, 2022

Click on any of our other core areas of work to find the SPLC’s submissions to international human rights bodies.

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