Roxanna Altholz

Inter-American Commission takes up border patrol killing

Roxanna Altholz quoted by Courthouse News Service, May 18, 2017

Roxanna Altholz, the family’s attorney and associate director of the UC Berkeley Law School’s Human Rights Law Clinic, said the case will test if the U.S. government will cooperate and respond to the petition. She said the Obama administration “had a policy of robust and constructive engagement” in responding to other cases filed with the commission, but whether the Trump administration will take the same approach remains unclear.

Families of victims of Colombia’s paramilitaries get their day in US court

Roxanna Altholz quoted by The Guardian, March 2, 2017

“Victims of [the Mexican drug boss Joaquín] Chapo Guzmán or other leaders of cartels or members of security forces or politicians who face drug charges could also face their victims in US court,” said Altholz. “It’s a new way to look at drug conspiracies,” she said. “It says those tons of cocaine and ounces of heroin that reach the US are tainted with blood.”

Killings, deaths at the border

Roxanna Altholz interviewed by USA Today, April 15, 2016

“We are alleging that the United States used excessive force against Anastasio Hernandez Rojas, that agents tortured Anastasio Rojas, and that the investigation was delayed and that it lacked impartiality and independence. That’s the core of our case against the United States.”

Family seeks justice at human rights panel for man who died after border patrol altercation

Roxanna Altholz quoted in HuffPost Politics, March 31, 2016

“Part of this effort is to expose for the first time the very serious problems in the criminal investigation,” Roxanna Altholz of International Human Rights Law Clinic told reporters. “Not just the excessive use of force that ended Anastasio’s life, and not just the allegations of torture, but also the problems with the way these cases are investigated.”