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A newly constituted panel of jurists from the fields of law and human rights has assembled to oversee the International Tribunal on U.S. Human Rights Abuses Against Black, Brown, and Indigenous Peoples, to take place from Oct. 22-25, 2021 in New York City and virtually.

These jurists will preside over two days of testimonies from impacted victims, expert witnesses, and attorneys with firsthand knowledge of specific incidents raised in the charges/indictment. The Tribunal will be evaluating charges of human and civil rights violations including police killings, mass incarceration, political incarceration, environmental racism and health racism.

The panel of jurists will announce its verdict following deliberations and discussions, planned for delivery at the United Nations on Monday, Oct. 25, 2021. The panel asserts itself as an independent and non-governmental body which will convene to hear testimony based on a broad indictment served to the accused U.S. federal and state parties.