COVID-19, systemic racism and global protests - Report


Published:
September 2020
Author:
Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent
Presented:
Human Rights Council, 45th session

Structural racial discrimination exacerbates inequality in access to health care and treatment, leading to racial disparities in health outcomes and increased mortality and morbidity for people of African descent.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought racial disparity and discrimination to the surface in institutions designed to confer justice, equity and redress. In this report, the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent analyses the connections between the COVID-19 pandemic, police impunity and global protest, and makes recommendations thereon. The report also includes an overview of the Working Group’s activities over the past year.


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