Source: OC Register

Civil rights advocates in Orange County met with UN leadership earlier this week to prove the case that local leadership in the area is violating human rights in their treatment of the area’s homeless population.

UN leadership is researching extreme poverty across the U.S. in major cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington DC and Atlanta, among others.

Local leadership is making the argument that certain laws put into place against camping criminalize the homeless population.

Co-director of UCI’s International Human Rights Clinic said, “If homeless people don’t have anywhere to go and they have to camp, and if governments criminalize that behavior, it violates people’s domestic civil rights and international human rights.”

Many of Orange County’s cities have anti-camping ordinances in place, which civil and human rights advocates argue places the homeless population in dangerous situations to live in dangerous areas.

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