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Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Friday, May 7, 2021

Flores et al. on Police Violence

Claudia FloresBrian CitroNino GuruliHannah S. AbrahamsMariana Olaizola Rosenblat and Chelsea Kehrer (University of Chicago - Law School, Independent, University of Illinois at Chicago - UIC John Marshall Law School, University of Chicago - Law School, University of Chicago - Law School and University of Chicago - Law School) have posted Global Impunity: How Policy Laws & Policies in the World's Wealthiest Countries Fail International Human Rights Standards on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
Every year, tens of thousands of people die at the hands of law enforcement worldwide. George Floyd (USA), Daniel Chibuike (Nigeria), Agatha Felix (Brazil), João Pedro (Brazil), Breonna Taylor (USA), Anderson Arboleda (Colombia), Lacquan McDonald (USA), Eric Garner (USA), Regis Korchinski-Paquet (Canada), Silvia Maldonado (Argentina), Diego Cagliero (Argentina), Yair Lopez (Mexico), Cédric Chouviat (France), Kumanjayi Walker (Australia)—the ever-growing list of lives lost to law enforcement reveals a dysfunction in the nature of policing that is global in scale. In the last year, demonstrators have gathered in cities—from New York to Tokyo, Lagos to Sydney, Cape Town to Paris—demanding reforms to the way police use and abuse force against the communities they serve.

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