HRE USA Urges US involvement in IACHR

In an unprecedented move, the Trump administration pulled its participation in a planned hearing on March 21st with the the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) – a regional human rights body that has enjoyed the support of every U.S. administration since its founding. The hearings were scheduled to cover the Trump administration’s attempt to ban immigration from six predominantly Muslim countries, its immigration enforcement and detention policies, and its approval of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

In response, on May 8th HRE USA and 29 other human rights organizations including the ACLU, Equality Now, RFK Human Rights, US Human Rights Network sent a letter to Secretary Tillerson urging the administration to adopt a policy of robust and active engagement with the IACHR, the key mechanism for human rights promotion and protection within the  Organization of American States (OAS).

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