The Shackling of Incarcerated Pregnant Women: A Human Rights Violation Committed Regularly in the United States

The report is available here.

The IHR Clinic, in partnership with the ACLU National Prison Project and Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers, submitted a "shadow" report to UN Human Rights Committee addressing the shackling of pregnant prisoners in the United States 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 practice of shackling pregnant prisoners is a violation of the right to be free from cruel, inhuman or degrading punishment or treatment in article 7 as well as the right to nondiscrimination in articles 2 and 26 of the Covenant. Read more . . .