Concluding observations and recommendations on outcomes at the 47th session of the UN Human Rights Council HRC47

Concluding observations and recommendations on outcomes at the 47th session of the UN Human Rights Council HRC47

The Human Rights Council (“the Council”) adopted a resolution, led by the African Group of states, creating an independent, international mechanism with a mandate to address and contribute to accountability for structural racism and law enforcement violence against Africans and people of African descent around the world. The resolution follows an important report on systemic racism presented to the Council by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on 12 July, which documented a litany of economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights violations faced by Africans and people of African descent on a daily basis worldwide and proposed a four-part “agenda towards transformative change for racial justice and equality.

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