MAI Joins Letter to UN Human Rights Commissioner About Racial Justice in the U.S. (August 3, 2020)

UofL’s Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice joined 144 families of U.S. victims of police violence and more than 360 global civil society organizations in a letter to the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights on August 3, 2020. The letter called on the Commission to implement a resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council on June 19, 2020 calling for the “Promotion  and protection of the human rights and fundamental freedoms of Africans and of people of African descent against excessive use of force and other human rights violations by law enforcement officers.”  The advocacy for this resolution happened after the Council held a debate on "on current racially inspired human rights violations, systemic racism, police brutality and violence against peaceful protests." The letter was signed by Professor Enid Trucios-Haynes (Law), Director of UofL’s Muhammad Ali Institute. The letter can be downloaded in PDF format here: UN-Advocacy-JointOpenLetterPoliceRacism-2020