Black Lives Matter: reviewing US systemic racism under CERD and CAT

July 15, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This expert panel will discuss the international human rights implications and possibilities of redress concerning US systemic racism and police brutality, under the UN Conventions against Torture (CAT) and against the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination (CERD).

Opening Remarks: Federica D'Alessandra, Oxford Institute for Ethics Law and Armed Conflict, Oxford; Co-Chair, IBA Human Rights Law Committee


  • Nawi Ukabiala, Debevoise & Plimpton, New York
  • Tendayi Achiume, United Nations special rapporteur on Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, Los Angeles, California

Moderator: Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, Director, IBA’s Human Rights Institute, London

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A webinar presented by the IBA Human Rights Law Committee, supported by the IBA Rule of Law Forum, the IBA's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), the American Bar Association (ABA), American Society of International Law (ASIL), ASIL Minority in International Law Interest Group, ASIL Human Rights IG and the ABA Human Rights Committee, International Law Section