Federica D'Alessandra hosts event on systemic racism and police brutality in the US

Federica D'Alessandra, Executive Director of the Programme on International Peace and Security at the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (ELAC), hosted a webinar on the international human rights implications and possibilities of redress concerning US systemic racism and police brutality under the UN Convention against Torture (CAT) and the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD).

Federica moderated the discussion between Tendayi Achiume, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance; Justin Hansford, Professor of Law and Director of the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center at Howard Law School in Washington, DC; and Nawi Ukabiala, a litigation associate at Debevoise & Plimpton.

The event was hosted by the International Bar Association (IBA), an organisation for international legal practitioners, bar associations and law societies which seeks to contribute to global stability and peace through the administration of justice. Federica is Co-Chair of the association's Human Rights Law Committee. The event was supported by the IBA Rule of Law Forum, the IBA's Human Rights Institute, the American Bar Association (ABA), American Society of International Law (ASIL), ASIL Minority in International Law Interest Group, ASIL Human Rights Interest Group and the ABA Human Rights Committee, International Law Section.