George Floyd’s Murder

A Human Rights Analysis of the Racial Discrimination in the United States

Authors

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.35994/rhr.v7i1.188

Keywords:

Racism, Blacks, Human Rights, United States, George Flyod

Abstract

George Floyd’s murder by the police in Minneapolis provoked widespread political agitation across the country. It once again highlighted the problematic racial dimension of policing and eggregious violation of human rights commitments on the part of the government. In this article we explore how the human rights law and racism in the United States interact with each other? We employ qualitative research based on descriptive-analytical method and divide the article in four parts: a brief introduction, a historical background of racism, a conceptual comprehension of racial discrimination and a brief survey of the international human rights instruments against racism, and the onground situation of racial discrimination in the country. We conclude that the process of negotiation between human rights law and racism in the United States is far from settled yet.

Author Biographies

Farnaz Raees Kazemi, Payame Noor University (PNU)

Ph.D. Student in International Law, Department of law, Center for Postgraduate Studies,
Payame Noor University (PNU), Tehran, Iran.

Dr. Moosa Akefi Ghaziani, Payame Noor University

Moosa Akefi Ghaziani is an Assistant Professor of law at Payam-e-Noor University of Alborz, Iran. He holds a Ph.D. in International law from the University of Mysore, India, and has deep knowledge of Islamic jurisprudence and law. He has a long experience of teaching in various Iranian and foreign universities and several published books and articles on human rights, in English, Arabic, and Persian. His main areas of interest are Human Rights, Islamic law, Jurisprudence and Philosophy of law.

Published

2021-10-25

How to Cite

Raees Kazemi, F., & Akefi Ghaziani, M. (2021). George Floyd’s Murder: A Human Rights Analysis of the Racial Discrimination in the United States. Review of Human Rights, 7(1), 48-66. https://doi.org/10.35994/rhr.v7i1.188
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