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Center Director participates in State Department Discussion on Ending Racial Discrimination

Last week, Hadar Harris, Director of the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law participated in a civil society consultation at the U.S. Department of State regarding an upcoming report on the Convention on Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD). As a treaty that commits its members to eliminating racial discrimination and promoting the understanding among all races, CERD is one of onlya fewhuman rightstreaties that the United States has ratified and itsnon-discrimination standardsarestricterthan those contained inU.S. law. The discussion included participants from numerous non-governmental agencies and a variety of representatives from the U.S. government who reflected a number of different agencies and Executive departments.

To learn more about the importance of the implementation of the Convention for Elimination of All Discrimination, visit http://www.ushrnetwork.org/our-work/project/cerd-convention-elimination-all-forms-racial-discrimination.