Or so claims National Judicial Conduct and Disability Law Project, Inc., a U.S. legal system reform advocate — and so far, the U.N. Human Rights Council seems to agree.
A campaign of National Judicial Conduct and Disability Law Project, Inc.
A campaign of National Judicial Conduct and Disability Law Project, Inc.

ATLANTAJune 19, 2019PRLog — April 2, 2020 is the date set by the U.N. Human Rights Committee (HRCmte) for the United States of America to report on its compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).  America earlier agreed to receive a list of issues from the HRCmte, presumably that the U.N. treaty body wants addressed in America’s ICCPR report.  The HRCmte finalized that list at its 125th session which began on March 4, 2019 and ended on March 29, 2019.

National Judicial Conduct and Disability Law Project, Inc. (NJCDLP) is among the civil society organizations that provided the HRCmte information for developing its “List of issues prior to submission of the fifth periodic report of the United States of America” on implementation of the ICCPR.  Today, by joint letter, NJCDLP asks President Trump, U.S. Attorney General William Barr, and State Department official Mr. Scott Busby to ensure the HRCmte’s April 2020 deadline is met.  The U.S. legal system reform organization also asks to be consulted in preparation of America’s 2020 ICCPR report.

Since 2016, NJCDLP has been formally reporting on America’s legal system as part of a campaign known as Opt IN USA.  Through the reports, Opt IN USA “submits that America lacks effective avenues of redress and relief for the role of its judges in objectively discernible, national patterns of persistent U.S. legal system abuse.”  On October 10, 2018, the U.N. Human Rights Council (a U.N. charter body) determined the contentions are not “manifestly ill-founded”, and arguably deemed them true.  With that development, according to NJCDLP, America’s practice of merely “pooh-poohing” harsh critics of its legal system must end.  Writing for NJCDLP and its community mobilizing body, retired Police Chief Gordon L. Wiborg, Jr. and veteran good government activist Mr. Brian Kinter explain that the practice  “increasingly seems too widespread and subjective to be a hallmark of human rights protection.”

NJCDLP seeks to “meet with all government agents involved no later than Monday – September 23, 2019.”  NJCDLP pledges that its delegation will work with the Trump Administration in good faith if extended the opportunity.  The organization’s outreach makes the case that “America never conspicuously embraced a legacy of inadequate judicial oversight, and can certainly start preempting it now.”

Learn more about Opt IN USA by visiting https://www.facebook.com/Opt.IN.USA/ or https://www.thethirddegree.net/opt-in-usa

Contact
Dr. Zena Crenshaw-Logalcorru
NJCDLP Executive Director
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