THE UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL CALLS ITS NATIONS TO ACTION OVER RACISM
Written by Sarah Osanyinlusi on June 29, 2021
The United Nations Human Rights Council has urged for global action including reparations to “make amends” for racism against people of African descent.
The findings cite concerns in about 60 countries including the UK, Belgium, France, Canada, Brazil and Colombia.
The study began after the murder of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, in US police custody in 2020.
The findings say protests over the Minnesota man’s death and the conviction of a white police officer were a “seminal point in the fight against racism”.
In a statement on Monday, UN high Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet called “on all states to stop denying and start dismantling racism” and “listen to the voices of people of African descent”.
Editor: Abiola Aberuagba