on Systemic Racism and Police Brutality
Update: The OHCHR Call for Submissions is now closed. View USHRN's submission here.
The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) held a civil society consultation in Feb 2021.
The release of the final report by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is set for June 2021.
In June 2020, following the death of George Floyd, the UN Human Rights Council held an Urgent Debate on systemic racism and police brutality and adopted by consensus resolution 43/1. You can read more about the movement to hold the Urgent Debate on USHRN's main site, here.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights is now seeking inputs to inform the preparation of its report on “systemic racism, violations of international human rights law against Africans and people of African descent by law enforcement agencies."
We believe this report should be informed first and foremost by the experience of victims and their families, and ultimately articulate the human rights standards that apply to all. It is a unique opportunity to amplify the voices and experiences of Black victims of police violence.
Help the United Nations examine structural racism and police violence around the world,
including in the US, and submit your input today.
Please review the guidelines for submissions below. Information is available in French, English and Spanish. When completed, please e-mail your submission in a Word document to firstname.lastname@example.org and by December 4, 2020.
Note: The call for submissions is now CLOSED. Please review USHRN's submission here.
Please find additional resources, including an FAQ document listed in French, Spanish and English, below.
FAQ Document (EN)