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Independent Commission Set Up To Examine Black Killings in The USA

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 06: Pilomena Wankenge of the DC Freedom Fighters waves an American flag to a crowd gathered at the John A. Wilson Building during a protest against police brutality and racism on June 6, 2020 in Washington, DC. This is the 12th day of protests with people descending on the city to peacefully demonstrate in the wake of the death of George Floyd, a black man, who died while in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25th. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

January 8, 2021 | By Hopeton O’Connor-Dennie |

George Floyd’s Killing et al back in the news at the UN level

Jamaica’s Burt Samuels, a leading human rights proponent, Pan Africanist and veteran attorney-at-law has been appointed to an Independent Commission set up by the United Nations to examine black killings in the United States of America since 2009.

This new independent Commission has come about because the US government has opposed the UN to this likely forensic examination of black killings by members of the security forces.

Answering Questions

Responding to questions asked Burt Samuels said his work was examined and also disclosed that he had actually on a social media tweet suggested the setting up of such a body some time ago. He further stated that families of victims would be interviewed. Asked if police departments would be contacted for comment. Samuels said no as they were the actors.  Was he implying that they would want to defend their actions?

International Association of black Jurists.


This body has been around for some time acting on behalf of helpless victims.

Further details will be supplied in due course.

Hopeton O’Connor-Dennie is a veteran journalist who has an International exposure.

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