IPLP represents the Border Action Network, a non-government organization whose work involves protecting the human rights of persons affected by border and immigration policies, in a petition before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. The organization is trying to stop violent attacks by vigilantes against immigrants along the Arizona/Mexico border area. Virtually all of these immigrants are from Mexico and other Latin American countries, and many of them indigenous. The petition before the Inter-American Commission seeks redress for human rights violations caused by the United States' lack of protection and legal remedies for immigrant victims of violence and intimidation by these vigilante groups. Download a PDF for more background information on this case.
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