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Opinion UN human rights chief calls for 'urgent and profound action to combat systemic racism' in US

23:15  14 september  2020
23:15  14 september  2020 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

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The UN ’s human rights chief has urged countries to confront the legacy of slavery and colonialism and to make amends for “centuries of violence and Addressing an urgent debate on racism and police brutality at the UN human rights council in Geneva, Michelle Bachelet called on countries to

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A top official with the United Nations condemned the United States for its "systemic racism."

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Michelle Bachelet, the former president of Chile and the current high commissioner for human rights at the U.N., highlighted the cases of George Floyd, Jacob Blake, and others during a speech on Monday in which she demanded that the U.S. make changes to ensure black people feel protected.

"In the United States, the shooting of Jacob Blake last month in Kenosha, Wisconsin, by a police officer employing apparently excessive force and details that have emerged regarding the death of Daniel Prude in Rochester, New York, bring home yet again the need for urgent and profound action to combat systemic racism and racial discrimination in policing and across society. The absence of accountability for many prior killings underscores the gravity of this crisis," Bachelet said.

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United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet urged countries to address today’s systemic racism and “centuries of violence and George floyd'S brother, philonise, gives message to un panel investigating ' systemic racism ' in us .

"Many commitment[s] to reform were made by citizen police following the killing of George Floyd in May, including by law enforcement agencies in Kenosha. Those words need to be matched by real change to create an environment in which African Americans feel they are protected by law enforcement in the state," she added.

Bachelet also addressed issues taking place in Hong Kong, Myanmar, Nicaragua, and Venezuela during the same speech.

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