In a groundbreaking decision that affirms domestic violence as an international human rights issue, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has ruled that the U.S. should do more to protect victims of domestic violence.

Rights Commission Rebukes U.S. on Domestic Violence – IPS


The ruling, officially made in July, was detailed in a report officially released to the public on Wednesday.

The decision marks the first time that an international tribunal has found that the U.S. violated the rights of a domestic violence survivor. It also specifically articulates that failure to respond to domestic violence can constitute a human rights violation by the U.S. government.

More at the link including details of the case and the victim’s defense team, which was supported by ACLU.

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