28 July 2020 by

Race and Rights within the UK: Do Black Lives Matter Right this moment?

The latest killing of George Floyd by the hands of US authorities has sparked a world outcry, with people and organisations demanding accountability and an finish to the racial oppression that black People face. Inside the UK, a much-needed debate can be taking root in response to those occasions, which focuses on systemic racism that denies folks their fundamental rights right here. From discriminatory policing, to the racism inherent within the Windrush and Grenfell scandals in addition to the disparate racial impacts of COVID-19, proof of systemic racial injustice inside the UK abounds.

Drawing on the information and expertise of our panellists, this occasion hosted by the Human Rights Legal professionals Affiliation (HRLA) tomorrow, will present a discussion board to debate a few of these points and suggest options with a view to advance this debate at this vital juncture. Displays will contact on the next 4 key areas as a part of this dialogue and might be adopted by a dwell Q&A:

– Discriminatory policing
– Grenfell
– Windrush
– Race and Covid-19

Panellists:

Laurie-Anne Energy, 25 Bedford Row (Chair)
Decide Peter Herbert OBE, Co-Founder BMELawyers4Grenfell, Chair of the Black Legal professionals’ Society
Dr Nishi Chaturvedi, Professor of Medical Epidemiology at College School London
Martin Forde QC, One Crown Workplace Row, Unbiased Adviser to the Windrush Compensation Scheme
Zainab Asunramu, Activist and Author
Rohan Samuel, @poet_rs Spoken Phrase Poet

Occasion lead and Introduction: Tetevi Davi, HRLA Government Committee

Registration particulars here.

You may additionally have an interest to listen to Martin Forde QC focus on systemic racial inequality on episode 117 of our podcast Regulation Pod UK or learn Michael Paulin‘s have a look at Racism and the Rule of Law on the UK Human Rights Weblog.