March 01, 2017

Germany Failing To Protect Citizens Of African Descent: UN Working Group

UN Working Group

A UN Working Group said that people of African descent in Germany suffer discrimination, profiling, and xenophobia on a daily basis.

The report states that institutional racism and racist stereotyping by the criminal justice system have led to failure in effectively investigating and prosecuting perpetrators of racist violence, racial profiling, and hate crimes against people of African descent.

The report highlights the General Equal Treatment Act and how it is too narrow to afford protections to individuals of African descent. The group also acknowledged that the Basic Law of Germany guarantees human dignity for all but does not extend to undocumented people.

The panel suggested recommendations to the German government so that they can afford more protection to this population.

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