IHRLG launched our United States Racial Discrimination Program in 1998 to bring home the message that failure to adequately address systematic racial discrimination in the US violates international law and the country's obligations under the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination
(Race Convention), ratified by the US in 1994.
Through outreach, coalition building, training guides and symposia, IHRLG helps national civil rights organizations, environmental racism groups and African American, Latino, Native American and Asian American communities integrate the language, techniques and procedures of international human rights law into their advocacy work. We also partner with these groups in monitoring US compliance with the Race Convention and calling upon the US government to fulfill its obligations under the treaty.
We also strive to create more informed international scrutiny of racial discrimination in the United States through
Click on the links below to learn more about IHRG's US Racial Discrimination Program
Building the capacity of US civil rights and social justice groups
Advocating for US fulfilment of its obligations under the Race Convention