UN alerted over black deaths in custody


originally by: The Voice Online  
published: 1 October 2012

Black deaths in custody and Stop and Search are among subjects to feature at the forefront of a seminar attended by experts from the United Nations (UN), who [were] in the UK to gather data on African people’s experiences in England and Wales.

The UN’s Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent [were] in the UK from Monday (Oct 1) until Friday (Oct 5).

They [were] be at a civil society seminar in central London Monday entitled Black People’s Experience of Justice in England and Wales in which organisations updated them on issues facing people of African descent who live here.

Organised by race equality think tank, the Runnymede Trust and the Open Society Justice Initiative, the seminar [heard] from organisations such as death in custody lobby group INQUEST and Black Mental Health UK (BMHUK).

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