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UN Human Rights Council takes action to tackle racism and police brutality

The Council condemned systemic racism, excessive use of force and other human rights violations by law enforcement against Africans and people of African descent. Significantly, it mandated the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to provide oral reports on this issue and requested a written report in one year.

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Justice – in all senses of the word – will only come through hearing and learning

PRI's statement regarding the killing of George Floyd in the US. Justice will not come through silencing those chanting Black Lives Matter, but through hearing them, learning from failure and building fair and effective criminal justice systems where criminal justice actors, including law enforcement, are held fully accountable.