U.S. civil rights advocates aired their concerns about the recent Michael Brown shooting to the United Nations in Geneva, according to a press call from the organizations on Wednesday.
“This issue was front and center,” Hilary O. Shelton, director of the NAACP Washington Bureau, explained during the call.
According to Shelton, Trayvon Martin’s mother Sabrina Fulton and Jordan Davis’s father Ron Davis told their stories about losing their teenage children in shootings in each of the pre-briefings of the process.
“I think that everyone was outraged and horrified to hear that, yet again, it had happened in St. Louis, Missouri,” he said.
The group of activists presented to a U.N. panel in Geneva, Switzerland, documenting their concerns of U.S. compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD) treaty.
The Treaty, which was signed by the US in 1966 and ratified by the Senatin 1994: