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ACLU Joins U.N. Official On Human Rights Panel

March 6, 2008
11:14 AM

Jamil Dakwar, (917) 495-5579 or 076 530 59 19
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ACLU Joins U.N. Official On Human Rights Panel
Experts Will Discuss Treatment Of Migrants In The U.S.

GENEVA - March 6 - The American Civil Liberties Union and U.S. Human Rights Network will host a panel discussion Friday featuring United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants Jorge Bustamante to discuss the treatment of migrants in the United States. The panel coincides with the release of Bustamante’s report reflecting his fact-finding trip to the U.S. last year.

The panelists will discuss the effects of the dramatic expansion of migrant and immigrant detention, the increase in the number of raids and anti-immigrant laws and policies, and the construction of the wall on the Mexican border and its consequences on migrant communities.

WHAT: An ACLU-hosted panel discussion entitled “Protecting the Human Rights of Migrants in the United States”

WHO: Jamil Dakwar, Advocacy Director of the ACLU’s Human Rights Program, Ajamu Baraka, Executive Director of the U.S. Human Rights Network and Connie de la Vega, a law professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law in addition to Jorge Bustamante, U.N. Special Rapporteur for the Human Rights of Migrants

WHEN: Friday, March 7, 2008, 1 p.m. CET

WHERE: Room XXVII, Palais des Nations


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