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African states soften call for more scrutiny of racism in US

Published Thu Jun 18 2020 14:25:50 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
African countries have backed off their call for the U.N.’s top human rights body to launch its most intense scrutiny on the hot-button issue of police brutality and systemic racism in the United States. Diplomats said it comes after American officials carried out back-channel talks to air U.S. opposition to the initiative. The American outreach with other delegations comes even though the United States is not a member of the 47-member Human Rights Council. The Trump administration pulled the U.S. out of the council in 2018. The U.S. has been increasingly in the spotlight on the issue after the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
by JAMEY KEATEN
African states soften call for more scrutiny of racism in US
African states soften call for more scrutiny of racism in US