Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Human Rights Victory after Defeat in U.S. Supreme Court

The ACLU has won a landmark case before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. The Commission determined that the U.S. had failed to protect the rights of a mother and her three deceased children, the victims of a horrific act of domestic violence. This victory dramatically demonstrates the potential for human rights advocacy within the U.S. to protect, defend and advance the rights of those unable to obtain justice in the U.S. court system.