Calling upon the UN Human Rights Council to issue an honest and effectual 2010 Report on the US justice system and Human Rights in the United States.
In November 2010 the Human Rights Council of the United Nations will conduct the first ever Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Human Rights in the United States.Review of the integrity of the US justice system will be the center of such proceedings.
 April 19, 2010 Human Rights Alert submission for the 2010 UPR (Universal Periodic Review) of Human Rights in the United States by the United Nations:
a) Press Release:
 Corruption of the courts and the legal profession in California noted in staff report of the Human Rights Council of the United Nations:
d) UPR Tool Kit by the Urban Justice Center:
10-10-10 Corruption of the courts and the legal profession in Los Angeles County, California, was noted by the United NationsLos Angeles, October 10 - United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) staff report, issued as part of the 2010 Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Human Rights in the United States noticed: "corruption in the courts and the legal profession, and discrimination of US law enforcement in California. "... "[ 69]: HRAlert, pages 1-5. See submission for cases cited." The notice was based on the April 2010 submission by Human Rights Alert (NGO). The evidence provided by Human Rights Alert pertained to large-scale false imprisonment at the criminal courts, and real estate fraud in collusion with large financial institutions and law-firms at the civil courts. The submission was based on media, expert, and official reports from the last two decades, as well as analysis of court records in a series of cases opined as fraud and perversion of justice by the courts.
The reference in the HRC report to "discrimination of US law enforcement in California", pertained to documents provided by Human Rights Alert showing discrimination by US law enforcement for at least two decades against Los Angeles County, California, through refusal to address overwhelming evidence of racketeering by judges of the Los Angeles Superior Court. Discrimination against a region of the country is a violation of Human Rights, in and of itself, pursuant to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Human Rights Alert report to the United Nations provided evidence of such discrimination through conduct of KENNETH KAISER - FBI Assistant Director for Criminal Investigations, and KENNETH MELSON - former Director of US Department of Justice, Office of US Attorneys.
Human Rights Alert also provided evidence of patronizing of the conduct of the Los Angeles Superior Court by the United States courts - National Tribunals for Protection of Rights pursuant to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights - from the US District Court, Central District of California, through the US Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, to the Supreme Court of the United States.
While the report by Human Rights Alert (NGO), a young organization with minimal resources, got a notice and a reference by the HRC, reports by much larger organizations, and even Joint Reports of consortia of Human Rights organizations got no mention at all.
The HRC report was issued as part of the UPR process, established in 2006 by the General Assembly of the United Nations. In April 2010, over 100 organizations filed stakeholders' reports as part of the first ever review of Human Rights in the United States. In August 2010 the US State Department filed its response. Albeit, the State Department report simply ignored the reports of stakeholders and the HRC staff. Instead, the US State Department issued a report that was largely self-congratulatory. Review session regarding Human Rights in the United States is scheduled for November 5, 2010 in Geneva, Switzerland.
In its report, Human Rights Alert called upon the US Congress to enact Federal Rules for Public Access to Electronic Court Record, Case Management, and Electronic Court Fling (PACER & CM/ECF), as quintessential for restoration of integrity of banking regulation and the courts in the United States, for restoration of the Rule of Law, and for the safeguard of Human Rights in the digital era.   Human Rights Alert also called upon the United States to effectively engage in a cooperative effort with internationally charged observers and rappeurtors, as part of the ongoing UPR process from 2010 to 2014.
Human Rights Alert (NGO) is dedicated to discovering, archiving, and disseminating evidence of Human Rights violations by the justice systems of the State of California and the United States in Los Angeles, California, and beyond. Special emphasis is given to the unique role of computerized case management systems in the precipitous deterioration of integrity of the justice system.LINKS 10-01-10 United Nations Human Rights Council Records for 2010 Review (UPR) of Human Rights in the United States:
 Peer-reviewed paper published by Dr Zernik, opining fraud in the electronic prisoners' registration system of Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department:
10-08-18 Zernik, J: Data Mining as a Civic Duty – Online Public Prisoners’ Registration Systems, International Journal on Social Media: Monitoring, Measurement, Mining 1: 84-96 (2010)
 Peer-reviewed paper published by Dr Zernik, opining fraud in the online public access and electronic case management systems of the United States courts (PACER & CM/ECF):
10-08-18 Zernik, J: Data Mining of Online Judicial Records of the Networked US Federal Courts, International Journal on Social Media: Monitoring, Measurement, Mining, 1:69-83 (2010)
Calling upon the UN Human Rights Council to issue an honest and effectual 2010 Report on the US justice system and Human Rights in the United States
We, the undersigned, who live in the United States and elsewhere, call upon the Human Rights Council of the United Nations to engage in a thorough review of the justice system in the United States as part of the first ever - November 2010 - UPR (Universal Periodic Review) of Human Rights in the United States.
We call upon the Human Rights Council to issue in November 2010 an honest and effectual UPR Report, calling upon the United States to take effective measures to restore integrity of its judiciary and its justice system.
Conditions now prevailing in the United States amount to large scale abuse of the people by the government of the United States. Moreover, such conditions pose risks that are difficult to assess to world peace and welfare.
Such conditions were documented in both state and United States courts, be it civil, criminal, bankruptcy, or family courts.
Reports, which were filed by stakeholders as part of the UPR process, provided evidence of widespread corruption of the justice system in the United States:
* Executions continue, at times, as the outcome of judicial conduct that would be deemed unreasonable by any reasonable person.
* Torture was allowed to become part of government conduct, and confessions extracted through torture were admitted in courts.
* With privatized, for profit prisons, the United States holds a prisoner population that is entirely out of proportion with any other developed, democratic nation. Minorities are imprisoned in vastly disproportionate numbers.
* Large-scale false imprisonment of juveniles was exposed in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, as part of the Kids for Cash scandal, which is yet to be fully corrected. Large-scale false imprisonments were exposed in Los Angeles County, California, as part of the Rampart scandal a decade ago, which the US government is refusing to correct.
* Regardless of United States government promises, detentions in Guantanamo Bay were never brought to an end. Detainees were subjected to proceedings, which violated international conventions.
* Attorneys, who represented clients in civil rights matters, or in causes that were not favored by government or by judges, suffered harsh retaliation, including, but not limited to imprisonment.
* Whistleblowers were routinely subjected to harsh retaliation, while the perpetrators - be it government officials, large corporations, or others - suffered no consequences at all.
* Judges, who racketeered in some courts in the United States, were and are prosecuted. In other cases, even when racketeering by judges was exposed with indisputable evidence, the United States government refused to take action.
* Large banks and financial institutions colluded with judges in looting of homeowners across the United States under the current financial crisis. Even when fraud in the courts by financial institutions and law-firms was exposed and acknowledged by the courts, the offending financial institutions and law-firms suffered no consequences at all.
* Credible evidence was provided of racketeering by judges, attorneys, and/or judicial officers in receiverships and conservatorships.
* Judges, all the way from state courts to the Supreme Court of the United States, introduced the practice of issuing rulings, orders, and judgments, that were not signed by judges and/or were not authenticated/attested by clerks. Such rulings, orders, and judgments could not possibly be deemed valid court records. They were enforced nevertheless.
* Computerized case management and online public access systems were installed in the US and state courts, which effectively denied public access to true and honest court records - to inspect and to copy - a fundamental Human Right. Such systems effectively concealed what the courts deem effectual signatures and stamps that were required to set such records honest, valid, and effectual court records.
If not for the sake of safeguarding the Human Rights of the people of the United States, the United Nations should be concerned with dysfunctional banking regulation in the United States. There simply is no way to establish honest and effectual banking and corporate regulation under current conditions at the United States courts. Reckless conduct by United States banks and large financial institutions inflicted harm on workers and investors worldwide. An integrity crisis is at the foundation of the current economic depression, and economic conditions are not likely to improve unless integrity of government in the United States is restored.
WHAT DID THE EXPERTS SAY ABOUT THE JUSTICE SYSTEM IN THE UNITED STATES?
* "On July 26, 2010, Laurence Tribe, Senior Counsel for the United States Department of Justice, Access to Justice Initiative, delivered an important speech to the Conference of Chief Justices, challenging them to halt the disintegration of our state justice systems before they become indistinguishable from courts of third world nations. "National Defender Leadership Institute
WHAT DID THE EXPERTS SAY ABOUT THE JUSTICE SYSTEM IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CALIFORNIA?* "Innocent people remain in prison"* "...the LA Superior Court and the DA office, the two other parts of the justice system that the Blue Panel Report recommends must be investigated relative to the integrity of the system, have not produced any response that we know of..."