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This week a delegation of activists from Ferguson, Missouri testified in Geneva, Switzerland before the United Nations Committee Against Torture, claiming that the August shooting death of an unarmed African-American 18-year-old by a white police officer was an excessive use of force.

A grand jury investigating the shooting is expected to decide soon whether or not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown.

Justin Hansford, assistant professor of law at St. Louis University, who co-authored a report that was presented to the U.N. Committee Against Torture, will be a legal observer for protesters if there's any violence after the grand jury report is released.

Hansford speaks with Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd from Geneva about the report and how yesterday's testimonies went.

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This segment aired on November 14, 2014.

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