With only 5% of the world's population, the U.S. has 25% of the world's prison population -- that makes us the world's largest jailer.
... a system in which only the little people have to obey the law, while the rich, and bankers especially, can cheat and defraud without consequences.
Paul Krugman, Economics Nobel prize winner [ii]
I think it's difficult to find a fraud of this size on the US court system in US history. I can't think of one where you have literally tens of thousands of fraudulent documents filed in tens of thousands of cases.
Raymond Brescia, a visiting professor at Yale Law School [iii]
The US "has no functioning democracy"
Former US President Jimmy Carter [iv]
The Human Rights Alert (HRA), NGO, submission for the upcoming Universal Periodic Review of Human Rights in the United States by the Human Rights Council of the United Nations documents large-scale fraud in the IT systems of the US federal courts. [v]
The submission also documents the employment of such systems for abuse of the constitutional, civil, and human rights of the people of the United States and beyond. Like the 2010 HRA submission on the United States, and the 2013 submission on the State of Israel, the current HRA submission is based on IT system analysis and data mining. It is likely that the HRA submissions are the first ever human rights reports that are based on such methods.
The short (5-page) submission is accompanied by a longer Appendix (over 160 pages), which includes detailed system analysis and case studies with links to thousands of records, all posted online, which are the evidence for the submission. [vi] (Note: For ease of reference, section numbers here were left consistent with the section numbers in the Submission and the Appendix, even when sections were deleted here.)
The case studies focus on cases, which document the abuse through unlawful deprivation of liberty and fraud by financial institutions under the current socio-economic crisis. Some of the cases are relatively unknown, but others have been extensively covered by national US media as well as international media, who all failed to report the fraud involved in the litigation of these cases.
The submission concludes that the unauthorized, unlawful implementation of the fraudulent IT systems of the US courts was a key event in undermining the US Constitution and the rule of law in the United States. The systems enable unprecedented judicial corruption, and established conditions, which should be considered Organized State-Corporate Crime. With it, the systems provide a unique database for studying the corruption of the US courts, which can be used through data-mining techniques for the creation of an automated "Index of Judicial Corruption".
Correction of current conditions in the United States is likely to be prolonged and difficult. Human-rights and internet activists everywhere must keep a watchful eye on government IT systems, particularly systems of the courts and prisons.
The 2010 Human Rights Alert (HRA) submission for the UPR of the United States was incorporated into the Professional Staff Report with the note "corruption of the courts and the legal profession and discrimination by law enforcement in California". The 2013 HRA submission for the UPR of the State of Israel was incorporated by reference into the HRC Professional Staff Report with the note "lack of integrity in the electronic record systems of the Supreme Court, the district courts and the detainees' courts in Israel."