On December 7th, 2017 the Inter-American Human Rights Commission (IAHRC) will hold a hearing on “Reports of Impunity for Extrajudicial Killings in the United States of America.” This hearing is part of the IAHRC’s 166th Extraordinary Period of Sessions at its Headquarters in Washington D.C. These hearings look into human rights violations in member states.
The hearing on Reports on Impunity for Extrajudicial Killings in the US was collaboratively and successfully petitioned for by the International Human Rights Clinic of Santa Clara University Law School (SCUIHRC), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights (RFKHR). The collaborating organizations will present on impunity for extrajudicial killings across the United States.
The family of Luis Góngora Pat—who was killed by San Francisco police on April 7th, 2016—worked directly with SCU in support of the petition. By participating in the session, they hope to highlight to a national and international audience, the brutalization of people of color by SFPD officers in recent years, including Luis’s killing, and the impunity for these killings. Please read the statement provided by Luis’s family here.
Below please find the Written Submissions delivered by the collaborating organizations to the IAHRC in support of the thematic hearing: