April 23, 2014 -- The work of UCLA Law's International Human Rights Clinic on a case involving four brothers who were unlawfully held on alleged immigration violations for more than 40 months was featured in an article in the Los Angeles Daily News. Binder Clinical Teaching Fellow E. Tendayi Achiume, an instructor of the clinic, is quoted in the article.
“The first thing we’re hoping for... are opinions that vindicate our clients’ position saying they were arbitrarily detained and experienced all these human rights violations under detention,” said E. Tendayi Achiume, instructor of the UCLA School of Law’s International Human Rights Clinic and a Binder Teaching Fellow. “We’re hoping that both tribunals will also make recommendations that ask the U.S. government to do several things ... award damages and some form of rehabilitation/compensation for our clients for the violations they suffered. In addition to that, we would like both tribunals to recommend that the U.S. government amend the laws that immunize governments agents that engage in this conduct from being held accountable.”
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