Black Lives Matter, Then and Now: Daily Brief

#BlackLivesMatter, then and now; good news from Germany as government tries to protect meatpacking workers in times of Covid-19; people with disabilities are needed in fight against climate change; no reparations yet for victims of former dictator of Chad; and kindly join HRW's survey on how Covid-19 has affected students and families worldwide.

#BlackLivesMatter then: Human Rights Watch is highlighting the impact of of the 1921 Tulsa race massacre, one of the single worst incidents of racial violence in United States history, in a new report published today, and calls for reparations to be paid.

#BlackLivesMatter today: there's justified public outrage in the United States following yet another police killing of a black man.

And how are the authorities responding today?

There's positive news from Germany, where the government of Chancellor Angela Merkel is trying to protect meatpacking workers in times of Covid-19.

A new United Nations report examines the impacts of climate change on the rights of people with disabilities and makes recommendations about states’ human rights obligations in the context of climate action.   

The victims of the former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré have yet to receive any reparations four years after his historic atrocity conviction in Senegal...

And would you like to participate in an important new HRW research into Covid-19 and education? Kindly fill in this survey, and spread the word!