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UN Human Rights Council to hold urgent debate on “systematic racism and police brutality”

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) will hold an urgent debate on human rights violations, “systematic racism, police brutality and violence against peaceful protests” on Wednesday, the organization said Monday.

Its decision follows weeks of worldwide protests prompted by the death of George Floyd. According to the Swedish mission in Geneva, the African Group — comprised of 54 member states from the African continent — requested the debate,

The UNHCR will resume its 43rd regular session from June 15 to 19 in Geneva. The session was suspended on March 13, because of Covid-19.
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