US incarceration of youth, people of color, comes under scrutiny in human rights report
- Year: 2013
- Length: 5:14 minutes (4.79 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
The recently released World Report from Human Rights Watch outlines which countries have made progress toward equality and justice, and which have allowed or supported violations of international law in the past year. The study cites extrajudicial killings in Syria, a controversial new constitution in Egypt, discrimination against women in Saudi Arabia and legal impunity in Indonesia as particular concerns. But researchers also looked at the state of human rights in US, faulting government policies that lead to the mass incarceration of immigrants and people of color, many of whom have never committed a violent crime. FSRN’s Alice Ollstein has more.