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In an Unprecedented No-Show, the U.S. Pulls Out of Planned Human Rights Hearing | American Civil Liberties Union

22.3.17

In an Unprecedented No-Show, the U.S. Pulls Out of Planned Human Rights Hearing | American Civil Liberties Union: The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights is meeting in Washington, D.C., for a regular session covering human rights issues spanning North and South America. The hearings today are 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. The ACLU is testifying on Tuesday at hearings that can be livestreamed here.

In the past, when U.S. governments have sought to express displeasure at having their records scrutinized, they have occasionally protested by sending lower-level officials. But today’s refusal to engage the commission at all is a deeply troubling indication of its disrespect for human rights norms and the institutions that oversee their protection.


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