Center for Policing Equity Co-founder and Senior Vice President Dr. Tracie Keesee, Appointed to U.N. Human Rights Council’s New Racial Justice Body

December 16 2021

Today, Dr. Tracie Keesee, the Center for Policing Equity (CPE) Co-founder and Senior Vice President of Justice Initiatives, was appointed by the U.N. Human Rights Council President to serve as a member of a newly established body tasked with advancing racial justice and equality in law enforcement in all parts of the world.

“I am honored to be named as a member of the Human Rights Council’s groundbreaking new body,” Tracie Keesee said. “I look forward to working with the other members of this body to uplift the voices of vulnerable communities worldwide, and work with law enforcement and community groups to redesign public safety and create new systems that can keep all communities equitable, thriving, and safe.”

In July, the Human Rights Council decided to establish the three-member body to examine systemic racism, excessive use of force, and other violations of international human rights law, against Africans and people of African descent by law enforcement.

The new group includes Justice Yvonne Mokgoro of South Africa and Juan Mendez of Argentina. For more information, read the Human Rights Council’s press release here.


About Center for Policing Equity: As a research and action organization, Center for Policing Equity (CPE) produces analyses identifying and reducing the causes of racial disparities in law enforcement. Using evidence-based approaches to social justice, we use data to create levers for social, cultural and policy change. Center for Policing Equity also holds a 501(c)3 status.