A United Nations human rights group is touring Los Angeles county jails on Friday, bringing international scrutiny to a detention system criticized for overcrowding, mistreatment and abuse of people with mental illnesses, and conditions described by civil rights groups as “barbaric”.
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.
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.