Thursday, September 19, 2019

IACHR to Scrutinize US Human Rights Compliance

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will convene its 173rd Period of Sessions on Monday, September 23, at IACHR headquarters in Washington, D.C.   

Several US-focused hearings will be held on the morning of September 24, including: 

(1) Reparation for Slavery and Other Forms of Structural Racial Discrimination in the United States (Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center at Howard University School of Law);

(2) Limitations on Access to Asylum and Refuge in the United States for Citizens of the Northern Triangle Countries (The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Educations and Legal Services/International-Lawyers.Org / The Department of Law of the University of Makeni, Sierra Leone; and

(3) Case of Russell Bucklew v. United States on death penalty (American Civil Liberties Union).

In addition, on the morning of Thursday, September 26, the Commission will convene a hearing on human rights violations against migrant children in Central America, Mexico, and the U.S.

The hearings are open to the public, subject to space limitations.

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