Monday, August 5, 2019

Wherefore CERD?

Late last week, a number of outlets reported on a draft regulations prepared by the current Administration that would raise the bar for establishing a violation of the Fair Housing Act based on disparate racial impact.  It's worth noting that international human rights law, particularly the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD), recognizes disparate racial impact as a rights violation and calls on nations to remedy such impacts.  By cutting back on those claims under domestic law, the U.S. will be distancing itself from the standards in CERD, one of the few human rights treaties ratified by the U.S.

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