U.N. Human Rights Council to hold ‘urgent debate’ on racism and police brutality in U.S.


The United Nations Human Rights Council this week will evaluate studies of racism, police brutality and violence in opposition to protesters within the U.S. in an pressing assembly after weeks of anti-racism protests which have swept the nation.

The request to carry an “pressing debate” among the many 47-member group, of which the U.S. is just not a member, was initially requested by Burkina Faso on behalf of 54 African international locations after the household of George Floyd urged the group to evaluate systemic racism and police brutality within the U.S.

Mr. Floyd died on Might 25 after a white officer knelt on his neck for practically 9 minutes throughout an arrest in Minneapolis.

“The dying of George Floyd is sadly not an remoted incident,” the international locations stated in a letter to the council. “The numbers of earlier circumstances of unarmed individuals of African descent who met the identical destiny due to uncontrolled police violence are legion.”

The assembly, anticipated to be held on Wednesday, will give attention to “racially impressed human rights violations, police brutality in opposition to individuals of African descent and the violence in opposition to the peaceable protests that decision for these injustices to cease.”

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