Visit of Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to U.S.

Event Type: 
Community Justice Project poster on the Inter-American Comission for Human Rights Hearing
Mon Sep 21, 2015 to Fri Sep 25, 2015
Orlando, New Orleans, and St. Louis/Ferguson, FL 00000
United States

The Inter American Commission on 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. USHRN is not coordinating this visit.

General Meetings with Civil Society Organizations and Activists

Contact Information for all meetings – Rosa Celorio,

Monday, September 21st – MIAMI

St. Thomas University School of Law
16401 NW 37th Avenue
Miami Gardens, Florida 33054
Contact: Meena Jagannath

Tuesday, September 22nd – ORLANDO

Moot Courtroom, Room 208
Florida A&M University, College of Law located at 201 Beggs Avenue, Orlando, FL, 32801
Joyce Hamilton-Henry (ACLU)
Eileen Espinal (Southern Poverty Law Center)
(334) 531-6614

Wednesday, September 23rd – NEW ORLEANS

Gillis Long Poverty Law Center
Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
7214 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118
Room 308
Contact: Christina Luwisch

Thursday, September 24th – ST. LOUIS/FERGUSON

Saint Louis University, School of Law
100 N. Tucker Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63101
Scott Hall Room 1122


We hope you can share the visit information via social media, and let us know how it goes and please share pictures and stories from the visit.


Twitter: Today @CIDH IACHR starts #US mission on police violence & racial discrimination #humanrights /

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