Rights body to challenge US state voting laws before UNHRC
*Some US states suppressing votes of minorities and others
*Twenty one m Americans don t possess photo identification
Taking a page from its past, the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP) will go before a United Nations panel in Switzerland next week to argue that new voting laws approved by some US states violate civil and human rights by suppressing the votes of minorities and others.
A delegation from the venerable civil rights organization will present its case in Geneva on Wednesday before the United Nations Human Rights Council, a body that normally addresses troubles in places, such as, Libya, Syria and the Ivory Coast.
The Geneva appearance is part of an NAACP strategy rooted in the 1940s and 1950s, when the group looked to the United Nations and the international community for support in its domestic battle for civil rights for blacks and against lynching.