March 25 Stand Your Ground Hearing

Date: 
Tue Mar 25, 2014 - 11:30am EDT
Location: 
Interamerican Commission for Human Rights
United States
Father of Jordan Davis & Mother of Trayvon Martin to Join Human Rights Advocates for
Stand Your Ground Hearing before Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Stand Your Ground Hearing
Tuesday, March 25th 2014 at 11:30am ET
Watch the Live Webcast of Hearing at http://www.oas.org/en/iachr/
Press Availability Following the Hearing

WHO:
Sybrina Fulton, Mother of slain teenager Trayvon Martin; Ron Davis, Father of slain
teenager Jordan Davis;  Lorraine C. Miller, NAACP Interim President and CEO; Ahmad
Abuznaid Esq, Legal & Policy Director Dream Defenders Inc.;  Aleta Alston-Toure,
Free Marissa Now;  Caroline Bettinger-López, Esq,  Associate Professor of Clinical
Legal Education and Director of the Human Rights Clinic at the University of Miami
School of Law; Meena Jagannath, Esq, Community Justice Project Florida Legal
Services, Inc.; Alisa Bierria,Free Marissa Now & Center for Race & Gender, UC
Berkeley;  Hilary Shelton; NAACP Sr. Vice President for Policy & Advocacy/
Washington Bureau Director; Charlotte Joseph Cassel, M.P.H., University of Miami
School of Law Human Rights Clinic; Dr. Niaz Kasravi, NAACP Criminal Justice Director

WHAT:
On March 25th, the 150th session of The Inter-American Commission on Human
Rights (IACHR) will convene a hearing to examine the impact of stand your ground
laws on minority communities in the United States.  Human rights advocates, including the
father of slain Florida teen Jordan Davis and the mother of Trayvon Martin, will testify 
before the Commission. Representatives from the US government will also be on hand to 
respond to the testimony.

The IACHR is a principal and autonomous organ of the Organization of American States
whose mission is to promote and protect human rights in the American hemisphere.

The IACHR hearing comes on the heels of the UN Human Rights Committee’s review of
U.S. compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), 
where a committee member stated “stand your ground laws are incompatible with ICCPR 
Covenant Article 6 providing an inherent right to life.”

WHERE/WHEN:
Tuesday, March 25th 2014 at 11:30am ET
Watch the Live Webcast at of Hearing at http://www.oas.org/en/iachr/

The hearing is open to the press.  Participants will be available for interviews
following the hearing.

CONTACT:
Caroline Bettinger-Lopez
Clopez@law.miami.edu<mailto:Clopez@law.miami.edu>
305 281 9856<tel:305%20281%209856> mobile

Derek Turner
dturner@naacpnet.org<mailto:dturner@naacpnet.org>
443-326-7227<tel:443-326-7227>
@naacppress


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Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, stand your ground laws