The Closing of 49 Public Schools in Chicago, Illinois

The report is available here.

The IHR Clinic, in partnership with the Midwest Coalition for Human Rights, submitted a "shadow" report addressing the human rights implications of the closing of 49 Chicago public schools to the UN Human Rights Committee prior to the Committee's Fourth Periodic Review of the United States' compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in October 2013. The report argues that the school closings in Chicago threaten to violate the right to be free from discrimination in article 26, the right to life in article 6, the rights of the child in article 24, and the right to take part in the conduct of public affairs in article 24 of the Covenant. Read more . . .