Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Human Rights Experts to Visit U.S. to Document Race Discrimination and Poverty

The Inter American Commission for Human Rights (IACHR) will visit the cities of Miami, Orlando, Sanford, New Orleans, and St. Louis/Ferguson between September 21-25, 2015 to gather information related to the issue of police violence against African-Americans and the problem of racial discrimination in general. The main findings from the visit will be included in a report issued by the Commission analyzing the use of police force against African-Americans in the United States and its human rights implications. They will also be examining the issue of poverty and incorporate these findings in a hemispheric report currently being prepared by the Commission analyzing human rights issues related to poverty. Commissioner Rose-Marie Belle Antoine, which serves as President and Rapporteur on Racial Discrimination for the IACHR, is leading this visit. 


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