A working group will assess how good practices and gaps in the protection of the human rights of people of African descent in Portugal and presenting a report with a report and recommendations to the United Nations Human Rights Council, was released this Friday.
This delegation of specialists, which travels to Portugal, between November 29 and December 6, at the invitation of the Government, will be present in Lisbon, Setúbal and Porto, the UN said in a statement.
During the visit of the United Nations Expert Working Group on Persons of African Descent, representatives of the Government, national institutions, people of African descent, civil society associations and people working on the issue of racism and racial discrimination meet.
The expert group will, in September 2022, report presenter with privileges and recommendations to the UN Human Rights Council, it can be read.
These specialists intend to “study good practices and gaps in the protection of human rights of Afro-descendants in Portugal”.
Let’s gather information about any ways to racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, aphrophobia and related intolerance, in order to assess the general situation of human rights of Afro-descendents in Portugal”, highlighted, mentioned in the press release, the head of the group of experts, Dominique Day.
The delegation, which includes Catherine Namakula and Miriam Ekiudoko as human rights experts, will also promote the International Decade of Afrodescendants (2015-2024), which aims to highlight a contribution of Afro-descendants to societies and training and cooperation national, regional and international to ensure that the human rights of people of African descent around the world are respected, protected and fulfilled.
The United Nations Expert Working Group on Persons of African Descent was established on April 25, 2002 by the then Commission on Human Rights, following the world conference on racism held in Durban, South Africa, in 2001.
The team is made up of five independent experts, American Dominique Day, Catherine Namakula from Uganda, Miriam Ekiudoko from Hungary, Barbara Reynolds from Guyana and Sushil Raj from India.