22 March 2017

News: IACHR Hearings

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) opened its 161st Period of Sessions on 15 March 2017. Relevant hearings held this week include the following:

March 17: Human Rights Situation of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Mexico [video]
- See also summary from Human Rights Brief.

March 20: Regulatory Changes in Migration Matters in Argentina [video]
- See also summary from Human Rights Brief.

March 21: Impact of Executive Orders “Border Security and Immigration Enforcements Improvements;” “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States;” “Expediting Environmental Reviews and Approval for High Priority Infrastructure Projects” on Human Rights in the United States (Ex-officio) [video]
- See also earlier related IACHR press release.

March 21: Policies that Prevent Access to Asylum in the United States [video]
- See also summary from the American Immigration Council.

Refer to the Schedule of Hearings for more information about participants. One note: The U.S. opted out of participating in the hearings, as reported in this article in the Independent; see also commentary from the ACLU, ImmigrationProf Blog, and Just Security Blog. The Human Rights Brief also provided this summary.

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