In March 2014, the ACLU urged the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to rule that sentencing children to mandatory life without the possibility of parole violates the Declaration of the Rights of Man and universal human rights principles. This hearing was held in response to a February 2006 petition from the ACLU and several other organizations to the IACHR, alleging that the human rights of juveniles sentenced to life without parole were being violated.

 

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