UN experts call for new approaches to policing in the United States following deaths of Keenan Anderson and Tyre Nichols
United Nations experts have expressed grave concern over the deaths of Keenan Anderson on 3 January 2023 at the hands of the Los Angeles Police Department and Tyre Nichols, after he was beaten by police in Memphis, Tennessee, on 7 January 2023.
UK: Discrimination against people of African descent is structural, institutional and systemic, say UN experts
Racism in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is structural, institutional and systemic, UN experts* said today, warning that people of African descent in the country continue to encounter racial discrimination and erosion of their fundamental rights.
More data needed to tackle systemic racism by police
A dearth of data in many countries on the race and ethnicity of people arrested or killed by police presents a major barrier to tackling systemic racism, UN investigators warned Monday.
ACLU oral statement to UN Human Rights Council on the lack of adequate data collection on policing
The ACLU delivered a video statement during the 51st session of the UN Human Rights Council. The ACLU delivered a video statement during the 51st session of the UN Human Rights Council. Tweet (Article available only in english.) The ACLU delivered a video statement during the 51st session of the UN Human Rights Council, which held […]
As the UN grapples with systemic racism and law enforcement, thorough, reliable disaggregated data is key to reforms
More than two years since George Floyd’s horrific murder, UN human rights bodies raise the alarm about the lack of progress on addressing police violence and systemic racism globally. We call on the Human Rights Council and States to fight entrenched and systemic racism against Africans and people of African descent.
ACLU Comment on United Nations on Law Enforcement Data Collection and Lack of Progress on Transformative Changes
Following the United Nations Human Rights Council’s historic George Floyd resolution last July, the U.N. Expert Mechanism to Advance Racial Justice and Equality in Law Enforcement (EMLER) presented its first report today stressing the importance of centralized data collection on race and other demographics in eliminating systemic racism in policing.