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Oct. 6, 2018 – Responding to news that the Senate voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court, Daphne Eviatar, Amnesty International USA’s Director of Security with Human Rights said:
“Kavanaugh’s confirmation is devastating as unresolved questions remain about his human rights record, including in relation to the U.S. government’s use of torture and other forms of ill-treatment, such as during the CIA detention program, and as a truly thorough, impartial and transparent investigation of sexual assault allegations has not occurred.”
“The vote should have never gone forward in the first place. The fact that the FBI did not even speak to those who said they were assaulted and the short amount of time given to the investigation suggests that it was not thorough.
“States have an obligation under international human rights law to address gender-based violence and so there must still be a thorough investigation into the allegations of sexual assault.”
Amnesty International is a Nobel Peace Prize-winning global movement of more than 7 million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. The organization investigates and exposes abuses, educates and mobilizes the public, and works to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied. www.amnesty.org