TAMPA - International Covenant on Civil & Political Rights Forum

Monday, September 23rd 2013 at 6:00 pm
Monday, September 23rd 2013 at 7:30 pm
University of Tampa, Reeves Theater, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33606


This year, the United Nations Human Rights Committee will be conducting a review of civil liberties in the United States to verify our compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). Topics covered will include voting rights, juvenile justice and criminal justice.

The ACLU of Florida has been deeply involved in these issues. That's why we're hosting a series of forums on the ICCPR and the human rights issues under review, including one at the University of Tampa campus.

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Forum 
Tuesday, September 23, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. 
University of Tampa, Reeves Theater, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33606

The discussion will be moderated by Bruce Friesen, Professor and Co-Chair, UT Human Rights Think Tank. Our panel will include:

Mark Elliott, Executive Director, Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty Patricia Broussard, Professor, FAMU College of Law Dr. Marcus Arvan, Assistant Professor, Philosophy, University of Tampa Dr. Susan Brinkley, Associate Professor, Criminology, University of Tampa.

The U.S. agreed to uphold the principles of the ICCPR over two decades ago. Now that the U.S. is scheduled for review, how will we fare? Attacks on voting rights, failures in our criminal justice system and other civil liberties issues that ACLU supporters have been fighting on in Florida are about go under the microscope for international scrutiny.

Panelists will contrast recent practices in the U.S. and in Florida to ICCPR standards and answer questions. The forum is free and open to the public.

Join us on September 23 for an up-close look at the issues being reviewed by the United Nations.

Thank you for standing with us in defense of civil liberties in Florida. 
ACLU of Florida