Amnesty International USA Supports Challenge to Indefinite Detention of Children and Families

September 5, 2019

Following newly announced regulations that would provide for the indefinite detention of families and children and eviscerate basic protections contained in the 1997 FloresĀ settlement, Amnesty International USA and Human Rights Watch filed a brief in support of a legal challenge to the regulations.

In the brief, Amnesty International USA and Human Rights Watch argue that the regulations starkly violate established human rights standards, which recognize that detention of children is never in their best interests. The brief also outlines additional concerns about the regulations’ eliminations of safeguards related to the detention of children.

The brief can be accessed in full here. For further information, please contact Denise Bell ([email protected]) or Charanya Krishnaswami ([email protected]).