Local & State
- Berkeley City Resolution to End Racial Discrimination
In 1990, the Berkeley City Council adopted a Human Rights ordinance based on United Nations Charter Articles 55 and 56. In 1994, the U.S. ratified the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD). In 2007, the Berkeley City Council used this resolution to adopt the obligations of CERD as a municipal responsibility.
- One City’s Commissions Made Required Reports to Department of State
The Miami police department received federal funding to quell demonstrators expected at rallies against the Free Trade in America Agreement (FTAA) meetings in Miami. In order to obtain this money, the Miami city officials made a request in advance and made a report afterward to the federal government on how the money was spent – on riot gear, pepper spray, rubber bullets, extra police forces, etc.
- Four laws for civil and political rights and against discrimination and police misconduct in the United States.
Steps to take to file a report on a violation of human rights or peace law.
- Enforcing and Implementing UN Treaties at the State and Local Levels.
Getting A City To Live by UN Human Rights Treaties, by Ann Fagan Ginger
- How to Lobby Your Congressperson
by Ying Lee, Legislative Director for Congresswoman Barbara Lee
- Take the Profit Out of War and War will End Sooner
The Berkeley City Council passed this resolution unanimously (9-0) on April 8, 2003.