In September, the Global Justice Clinic (GJC) and the ACLU were granted a hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) concerning the “Human rights situation of persons affected by the U.S. Rendition, Detention, and Interrogation Program.” It has co-requested this thematic hearing at the IACHR, which will take place on October 23. The hearing represents an opportunity to pressure the United States to comply with its obligations to effectively investigate, prosecute and punish the human rights violations revealed in the SSCI Report, and, crucially, to provide remedies and reparations to victims and survivors of those violations. UN Special Rapporteurs Pablo de Greiff and Juan Mendez will both testify on this occasion. Read more about the hearing here.
Read more about the Global Justice Clinic’s work on renditions here.