— Attorney Zulu Ali and the Committee for United Nations Oversight Panel recently discussed complaints filed with the United Nations Human Rights Committee and Security Council seeking its involvement in the widespread human rights abuse by police in the United States against Blacks and other minorities. —
Los Angeles, CA — At a public conference on April 11, 2015 in Los Angeles, a panel consisting of Dr. Dr. E.M. Abdulmumin, a Clinical Psychologist and Director of the Dubois Institute in Riverside, CA.; Aquil Basheer, Activist, Author, and Executive Director of Maximum Force Enterprise; Attorney Reginald Taylor, Trial Lawyer, Law Offices of Reginald Taylor; Attorney Maleha Khan-Avila, Trial Lawyer, Law Offices of Zulu Ali; and Michael Clark, Youth Mentor and Executive Director of Motivateum discussed the history and current state of police and prosecutorial misconduct around the country and discussed a complaint filed with the United Nations Human Rights Committee and Security Council regarding human rights abuses by the police against Blacks and other minorities in the United States.
The complaint primarily focused on observations made by the United Nations International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination and findings of racial profiling, excessive use of force by law enforcement officials, and discrimination in the criminal justice system. The findings were published September 25, 2014.
The complaint submitted to the United Nations alleged violations by the United States against Blacks and other minorities under the United Nations International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and Convention Against Torture.
Relief sought in the complaint include the following:
* As required under article 10 of Convention Against Torture (CAT), all law enforcement and prosecuting officials receive full training on prohibition of torture as setforth in CAT;
* All cases of police misconduct reported by individuals are to be directed to the Security Council for investigation and findings, including monetary and nonmonetary compensation;
* Security Council findings are binding on the nation state;
* Security Council referral to the International Criminal Courts for prosecution of police officers that violate rights under human rights covenants and convention; and
* All measures implemented by the relief be funded by the nation state, however, direct involvement in the process, by the nation state, is prohibited.
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