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The International Service for Human Rights organized an online event on 7 July 2021 at 4:00 pm CEST titled "No justice, No Peace", on the UN's role in enhancing accountability for police violence against Africans and people of African Descent.
During the 47th session of the Human Rights Council, which is taking place in Geneva between 21 June and 13 July 2021, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights will present its report on systemic racism, human rights violations against Africans and people of African descent enacted by law enforcement globally, and on governments' responses to anti-racist protests.
This event aims to ensure that the voices of families of victims of racialized police killings are at the center of the debate around the follow-up to Human Rights Council's Resolution 43/1 on systemic racism and police violence against Africans and people of African descent globally, adopted in June 2020.
Speakers from different countries will discuss how the UN can contribute to enhancing accountability for violations and killings against Black people and advance normative standards in the field of police reform, taking into consideration the High Commissioner's report.
The event will be held online in English with simultaneous interpretation in French, Spanish and Portuguese. You can register here.
The International Service for Human Rights is an independent non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting and protecting human rights. They achieve this by supporting human rights defenders, strengthening human rights systems, and leading and participating in coalitions for human rights change.