Foley Hoag United Nations Practice Group Chair Christina Hioureas to Moderate United Nations Side Event on Structural Racism, Police Violence and Right to Protest

October 29, 2020

Foley Hoag LLP United Nations practice group chair Christina Hioureas will moderate a United Nations side event titled “Structural Racism, Police Violence and the Right to Protest,” to be held on Monday, November 2, 2020. The program will feature panelists Philonise Floyd, the brother of George Floyd; Ben Crump, Legal Counsel to the family of George Floyd; Jamil Dakwar, Director, ACLU Human Rights Program; Professor E. Tendayi Achiume, Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance; Clément Nyaletsossi Voule, UN Special Rapporteur on Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association; and Professor Gay McDougall, Senior Fellow and Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence, Leitner Center for International Law and Justice/Center for Race, Law and Justice, Fordham University School of Law.

The panelists will discuss the global impact of systemic racism and law enforcement brutality; explore the lack of accountability for police violence; and stress the importance of the freedom of expression and assembly across the globe on these issues. 

As a member of Foley Hoag’s International Litigation & Arbitration Department, Hioureas represents States, private and State-owned entities, and individuals on international disputes and public international law matters, and advises States on matters before the United Nations and its bodies. 

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