Ask UN human rights expert your questions about racism

Mr. Mutuma Ruteere, the UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of    racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance

Mr. Mutuma Ruteere, the UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance. Photo credit: UN Photo/Evan Schneider

Mr. Mutuma Ruteere, the UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, is ready to answer your questions. Share your questions on Twitter using #FightRacism between now and Friday, 15 March. Answers to selected questions will be posted online on 21 March, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Independent experts, or special rapporteurs, are appointed by the UN Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a country situation or a specific human rights theme. The positions are honorary and the experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work.

Mr. Ruteere currently serves as Director of the Centre for Human Rights and Policy Studies in Nairobi, Kenya. He holds a PhD in political science with a specialization in human rights, and has taught human rights in Kenya, South Africa, Sweden and the United States. He has advised state agencies, NGOs and private sector organizations on human rights, and he is particularly interested in issues related to security,
conflict and development, gangs, violence and terrorism.

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