Country and Regional Visits

UNARC coalition members with EMLER experts Dr. Tracie L. Keesee and Juan E. Mendez.

EMLER Regional Visit to South America (Santiago de Chile)

UNARC coordinated civil society participation in the first EMLER regional visit to South America.  From November 28 to December 2, governments, stakeholders, impacted people, and civil society met in Santiago de Chile with participants from 10 South American countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela). 

UNARC worked with its members in South America to coordinate the civil society side of the visit and to ensure that civil society’s inputs would concretely impact EMLER’s consultations with governments in South America. In total, UNARC coordinated the engagement of 33 member organizations; eight of those members attended in-person in Chile, and the remainder participated virtually. Family members of people killed by police were given special time to testify about their experiences and to offer concrete solutions.


EMLER Country Visit to Sweden (2022)

EMLER conducted its first country visit to Sweden from 31 October to 6 November 2022 where it met with the government, law enforcement, equality bodies, the NHRI, CSOs, and affected individuals/communities. While in Sweden, the EMLER experts visited three cities: Stockholm, Malmö, and Lund.

See previous call for inputs on EMLER’s website here. For more information about the Sweden visit, email the EMLER secretariat at

Upcoming Country Visits:

Country Visit to the United States of America by the United Nations International Independent Expert Mechanism to Advance Racial Justice and Equality (EMLER)  in the context of Law Enforcement from 24 April – 5 May 2023. Call for inputs are due on 24 February 2022

See EMLER’s website for more information about the visit. To learn more about civil society engagement in this upcoming EMLER visit to the U.S., email


EMLER has also indicated that it plans to conduct a country visit in Brazil. We do not have further information from EMLER, but we will update this page once we do.

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