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The UN Human Rights Council supports the fight against racism and police violence without blaming the United States

June 19, 2020

The UN Human Rights Council unanimously adopted a resolution this Friday calling for action to combat racism and police violence without making direct accusations against the situation in the United States, despite the critical tone found in the initial versions of the text .

The African countries that sponsored the initiative originally proposed to conduct an independent investigation into possible abuses of the African-American population in the United States and other countries that, if approved, would have been an unprecedented milestone if put under the microscope would have been to the West for the first time.

After days of negotiations, the 47 countries that currently make up the Council have agreed to withdraw the direct allusions to the United States and have been content to call on UN Human Rights Commissioner Michelle Bachelet to report on systematic racism and human rights violations by the police.

The UN Human Rights Council supports the fight against racism and police violence without blaming the United StatesThe UN Human Rights Council supports the fight against racism and police violence without blaming the United States

The text states that this review is necessary, “especially for the incidents that resulted in the deaths of George Floyd and other Africans and people of African descent,” including the name of this citizen, who was following a strangulation maneuver during a Minneapolis arrest.