U.S. Gov’t Pulls Out of Human Rights Hearing on Deportations, Muslim Ban, Dakota Access

HeadlineMar 22, 2017
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In an unprecedented move, the U.S. government pulled out of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights hearing on Tuesday. The hearing was set to cover the Trump administration’s deportation plans, its attempts to ban people from six majority-Muslim nations and its approval of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline. The American Civil Liberties Union wrote, “The Trump administration’s refusal to engage with an independent human rights body, which has played a historic role in fighting impunity and barbaric military dictatorships in the region, sets a dangerous precedent that mirrors the behavior of authoritarian regimes and will only serve to embolden them.”

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