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Obama administration applauds election of US candidate to human-rights panel for the Americas

Publication Date: 
June 13, 2013
Source: 
The Hill
Author: 
Julian Pecquet

Professor James Cavallaro was featured by The Hill's Julian Pecquet in an article about his appointment to the Organization of American States' (OAS) Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and how the Obama administration "applauds" the selection of Cavallaro to represent the United States.

The Obama administration on Friday applauded the election of its candidate to the Organization of American States' (OAS) Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
James Cavallaro, a Stanford Law School professor, was one of six candidates to three open spots on the panel. Critics say the United States should not have a voice on the panel since it won't submit to rulings from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, the other part of the OAS's human-rights protection system.
State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki predicted Friday that Cavallaro “will make a significant contribution to the independent and respected Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, a founding pillar of the Western Hemisphere's human rights architecture."