Emily Bare of GICJ, urged each State to implement the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action into its national legislation and to evaluate the lasting effects of past forms of racism and exclusion.
In a joint statement by EAFORD and GICJ, at the Human Rights Council discussion on Tuesday, the 4th of October 2022, Emily condemned the pervasive structural racism and systemic injustice in the United States that continues to deny people their fundamental human rights. Such actions have a serious impact on generations of women, men, and children. She addressed the country's intolerable increase in the death rates of people of African descent caused by police officers, in hate crimes against people of Asian descent since the outbreak of Covid-19, and the rise of racial superiority.
In addition, she denounced the lack of political will to advance the global anti-racism and anti-discrimination agenda around the world. This lack of political will fuels racist and xenophobic tendencies.
The two organisations, EAFORD and Geneva International Centre for Justice (GICJ) call on the international community to speak out against the structural racism and systemic injustice in the United States. In doing so, we believe that the effective implementation by States of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action into national legislation is crucial.
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