NSAC Member James Slater Advocates to the United Nations Human Rights Committee

Three students from Miami Law’s Human Rights Clinic traveled to Geneva, Switzerland to participate in hearings and briefings in front of the United Nations Human Rights Committee. The committee had gathered to review the United States’ compliance with its treaty obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), a treaty that the United States ratified in 1992.

Third-year law students Charlotte Cassel, Daniella Peterson, and James Slater, joined by Professor Caroline Bettinger-Lopez, addressed the 32-person U.S. delegation of the Human Rights Committee in regards to several human rights issues such as juvenile justice, Stand Your Ground laws, deportations to Haiti and domestic violence, many of which are under review in Florida. The U.S. delegation included members from the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security.

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