23rd Session of the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent

2018-11-20
23rd Session of the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent

The Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent will hold their 23rd Session between from December 3-7, 2018.

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The Working Group of Experts on People of Africa Descent was established in 2002 and is entrusted with studying the problems of racial discrimination faced by people of African descent living in the diaspora. It works to propose measures to ensure full and effective access to the justice system by people of African descent and makes recommendations for the elimination of racial discrimination against people of African descent. The Working Group holds two sessions annually, undertakes country visits, responds to information and allegations received under its communications procedure, and also submits reports to the UN Human Rights Council and the General Assembly on its activities.

At the 22nd Session, the Working Group sought submissions for the development of a draft declaration on the promotion and full respect of human rights of people of African descent. Further submissions were invited until October 1, 2018. It is anticipated that the upcoming 23rd Session will focus on resolving the content of the draft declaration.

The 23rd Session will take place from December 3-7 in Geneva, Switzerland. For more information about the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, visit their page on the website of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.