Ukraine Poland UN Appeal Advisory
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 1, 2022
International Human Rights Attorneys Ben Crump and Jasmine Rand Convene Civil Society Coalition to Appeal to the United Nations on Behalf of African Refugees Facing Racial Discrimination in Ukraine and Poland
WASHINGTON, D.C. –– Internationally renowned human rights attorneys Ben Crump and Jasmine Rand, who represented the family of George Floyd, have convened a civil society coalition to file an urgent appeal before the United Nations on behalf of African refugees facing
racial discrimination in Ukraine and Poland. The coalition will hold a virtual news conference on Wednesday, March 2, at 10:00 A.M. ET to announce their urgent appeal to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights for the United Nations and to the Committee on the
Elimination of Racial Discrimination on behalf of African refugees facing racial discrimination as they seek to flee Ukraine.
The appeal by attorneys, civil society leaders, and activists comes after several reports and video evidence of physical violence, segregation, and discrimination preventing African refugees from fleeing war-torn Ukraine at the border with Poland. Reports allege that Polish authorities are threatening to shoot Black refugees and segregating the refugee lines to enter Poland based on race.
Attorney Ben Crump
Attorney Jasmine Rand
Carlos Moore, President of the National Bar Association
Donald Deya, CEO of Pan African Lawyers Association
Judge Peter Herbert, Retired, Co-Chair of Bandung Conference, Kenya
Lennox Hinds, Permanent Representative to the United Nations for the International Association
of Democratic Lawyers
Ronald Sullivan, Esquire, Criminal Justice Institute, Harvard Law School
Yets Asika, International Human Rights Attorney, Nigeria
Rosalea Hamilton, Founding Director of the Institute of Law and Economics, Jamaica
Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at 10 am ET
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