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Trump's activities will be monitored by US Civil Rights Commission
19:11, 17 June 2017
Trump's activities will be monitored by US Civil Rights Commission

The commission intends to assess how the reduction of budgets and personnel will affect the functions of human rights organizations

19:11, 17 June 2017

Reuters

The Civil Rights Commission in the United States intends to verify the actions of the US presidential administration. This is stated in the message published on the website of the department.

It is noted that members of the commission express concern about the plans of the Trump administration to reduce the budget, staff and human rights defenders in some programs that ensure the observance of civil rights. Because of this, there is a risk of discrimination on the basis of race, and regarding sexual minorities, elderly people, people with disabilities and other groups. The audit is expected to be conducted within two years.

The Commission intends to assess how the reduction of budgets and personnel will affect the functions of human rights organizations.

In particular, it is reported that there is a planned reduction in the staff of the Human Rights Department of the Ministry of Justice, in the Education Department, in the departments that deal with allegations of sexual violence, age and race discrimination.

Also, the Civil Rights Commission expressed concern about "signals" coming from the White House that "the protection and observance of civil rights will not be a priority."

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