Conectas will denounce on Wednesday, March 8, racial profiling – a practice that consists of police stops made without objective criteria or based solely on skin color.
The complaint was submitted at the 52nd session of the UN Human Rights Council. The organization calls on Brazil to urgently combat structural and institutional racism.
“Despite Brazil’s rhetorical commitment to combating state violence against poor and black youths, this group suffers arbitrary and violent police stops that result in death or imprisonment,” said Arquias Cruz, advocacy advisor at Conectas, who presented the complaint to the Council.
This Wednesday, March 8, the Supreme Court will resume its judgment of a case on racial profiling, a habeas corpus with a collective dimension on the topic.