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List of incidents / letters sent

Date of letter Country & Summary of issues Press release issued Response received
20 June 2022

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Communication requesting further information on the permanent removal of restrictions under Section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 on stop and search by police officers.

  None
12 July 2022

Spain

Communication requesting further information on the events in Melilla that led to the death of at least 23 Africans and injury of at least 140 law enforcement officials.

18 July 2022

4 August 2022

21 February 2023

12 July 2022

Kingdom of Morocco

Letter to Morocco requesting further information on the reported events in Melilla that led to the death of at least 23 Africans and injury of at least 140 law enforcement officials.

18 July 2022 None
12 July 2022

Brazil

Communication seeking information on the reported killing of 23 people, most of whom are of African descent,  during a police
operation in Favela Vila Cruzeiro.

  5 September 2022
19 October 2022

The United States of America

Joint letter to the USA on two cases: Patrick Lyoya,a 26-year-old refugee from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, reportedly shot and killed by police in Grand Rapids, Michigan. And Jayland Walker, a 25-year-old American man of African descent, reportedly shot at multiple times by police officers in Akron, Ohio. 

  None
2 February 2023

The United States of America

Communication  on the case of Keenan Anderson, reportedly killed by Los Angeles Police Department using tasers.

10 February 2023 None
8 February 2023

The United States of America

Communication on the case of Tyre Nichols, reportedly killed by police in Memphis, Tennessee

10 February 2023 13 February 2023
3 August 2023

Germany

Letter to Germany on the case of Mr. Mouhamed Lamine Dramé, 16 year old refugee killed by the Dortmund Police on August 2022.

  None
3 August 2023

The United States of America

Letter to the USA on the case of Keith Clay held in solitary confinement for prolonged periods.

  None