The UN Special Rapporteur on racism E Tendayi Achiume [official profile] on Friday commended [press release] the UK government for its policies aimed at preventing racism but urged further action to end discrimination.
In the full report [text], Tendayi Achiume recognized widespread structural discrimination faced by ethic minorities, ranging from access to education to disproportionate law enforcement. The report calls for a unified policy across the UK that lays out a strategy to eliminate these disparities, while including the community in decision making efforts.
Tendayi Achiume highlighted some preventive efforts by the UK government, such as commending Prime Minister Theresa May [official profile], who commissioned the Racial Disparity Audit [text, PDF] in August 2016.
The report further stated that British laws and policies prohibiting direct and indirect forms of racial discrimination are a “firm basis for tackling structural and institutional racism.”
The Special Rapporteur will present the conclusion of her report at the upcoming session of the Human Rights Council.