The following is a  report to the UN Committee Against Torture on criminalization of homelessness issues in the U.S. to be  reviewed by that Committee in November.

The report is the result of an inclusive drafting process, coordinated by the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty with sections contributed by the National Coalition for the Homeless and Southern Legal Counsel. It addresses the criminalization of homelessness and violent crimes against homeless persons in the U.S. and calls for the Committee to recognize criminalization as cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment under the treaty and make recommendations for steps the U.S. should take to remedy its violations.
The draft includes a disclaimer that “Endorsing organizations and individuals jointly endorse this report as a statement of solidarity, but do not necessarily endorse every assertion or policy recommendation made herein,” which hopefully will allow many organizations to sign on as a strong sign of unity on the need for human rights for homeless persons in the U.S., even if we may have small disagreements about the steps to get there.
If you have questions, please contact Eric S. Tars, Senior Attorney with the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty at (202)638.2535 x120 . 
We look forward to your endorsement!

Criminalization of Homelessness in the United States of America– 2014 Report to the U.N. Committee Against Torture

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Peachtree & Pine Works:
at the
Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless
477 Peachtree Street 
Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone  404-.230.5000
Hotline 404.447.3678
Fax 404.941.9143
taskforceforhomeless@gmail.com

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