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Reparations and Human Rights Obligations to Ensure Racial Justice
30 Oct 2019 -  The side event aims to promote engagement with the Special Rapporteur’s report and to promote awareness of UN Member States’ human rights legal obligations regarding reparations for discrimination rooted in slavery and colonialism.

The side event will also be an opportunity to share relevant practices, experiences, and advocacy strategies that help ensure respect for human rights, non-discrimination, and racial equality. Particularly pertinent to this side event will be stakeholder contributions regarding reparations, racial justice and equality, and the decolonization of international human rights law.

Speakers: Tendayi Achiume UN Special Rapporteur on Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance.

Panelists:
- Ahmed Reid Chairperson, UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent
- Craig Mokhiber Director, New York Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
- Vasuki Nesiah Associate Professor of Practice, New York University, Gallatin School

- Justin Hansford Associate Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law, and Executive Director, Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center.

Organized by the Mandate of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance.