It's a New Day for Judicial Oversight in America
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.
By: Opt IN USA
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"
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."
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Dr. Zena Crenshaw-Logal
NJCDLP Executive Director