Country and Regional Visits

2023

EMLER COUNTRY VISIT TO BRAZIL

From 27 November to 8 December, the United Nations International Independent Expert Mechanism to Advance Racial Justice and Equality in the Context of Law Enforcement (EMLER) will visit Brazil. During the mission, the Expert Mechanism will travel to different cities around the country to meet with national stakeholders, including government officials, law enforcement authorities, civil society organisations, United Nations representatives, academics, lawyers, survivors of police violence and families of victims.

Access the visit’s page HERE

EMLER COUNTRY VISIT TO UNITED STATES

From 24 April to 5 May the United Nations International Independent Expert Mechanism to Advance Racial Justice and Equality in the Context of Law Enforcement (EMLER) conducted their first ever fact-finding visit to the United States. The experts visited Washington D.C., Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago, Minneapolis, and New York City. They met with local and national government officials, law enforcement representatives, civil society organizations, grassroots groups and academics, as well as victims of police brutality and their families.

Access more details about the visit  HERE

2022

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.

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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.

Access the Sweden visit’s report HERE

See previous call for inputs on EMLER’s website here. For more information about the Sweden visit, email the EMLER secretariat at ohchr-emler@un.org.

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