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Interview with Margarette Macaulay: Rapporteur on the Rights of Afro-descendants

Dec 19, 2017 by Race and Equality

Commissioner Margarette May Macaulay is Rapporteur on the Rights of Afro-descendants at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. She was formerly a Judge at the Inter-American Court (2007-2012.)…

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The Inter-American Convention against Racism: A dialogue with experts

Dec 12, 2017 by Milli Legrain

The murder of Afro-Colombian leaders, racial discrimination in the United States, the struggle of the Garifuna people in Honduras and the threat of extinction …

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In the Dominican Republic statelessness still exists

Oct 26, 2017 by María Bizenny Martínez

Four years have passed since the ill-fated Judgment, which rendered Dominicans born of foreign parents from 1929-2007 stateless. Many speak of the decision as a “Civil Death”. But the deceased – when buried – carry a tombstone with their name…

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The first-ever census for Afro-Peruvians: interview with CEDEMUNEP

Oct 19, 2017 by Race and Equality

This Sunday October 22, Peru will hold a national census taking account of Afro-Peruvians for the first time. Race and Equality interviews Cecilia Ramirez, the director of the Center for the Development of Black Peruvian Women (CEDEMUNEP.)

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The United Nations needs you to help combat racial discrimination. This is how.

Sept 07, 2017 by Dominic Procopio

The United Nations has a committee dedicated to fighting racial discrimination. But civil society organizations don’t always take full advantage of it….

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