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Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Request for Precautionary Measures: Villas del Sol, Puerto Rico
(2010)
  • Andrea P Capellán
  • Smita Rao
  • Meetali Jain
Abstract
The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Puerto Rico and the International Human Rights Law Clinic at American University Washington College of Law (IHRLC) filed this request asking the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to intervene in the case of the Puerto Rican community of Villas del Sol, where over 200 families have been subjected to continuous human rights violations by the Puerto Rican government and local law enforcement. Members of the community, made up of both Dominican immigrants and American citizens including over 300 children, have been subjected to police brutality, denied access to basic water and electrical services and now face forced eviction from the land where they have lived for more than a decade.
Keywords
  • Inter-American Commission,
  • Request for Precautionary Measures,
  • Puerto Rico,
  • Villas del Sol
Disciplines
Publication Date
Fall 2010
Citation Information
Andrea P Capellán, Smita Rao and Meetali Jain. "Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Request for Precautionary Measures: Villas del Sol, Puerto Rico" (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/andrea_pestone/9/