Accessibility statement

York Human Rights City

Posted on 5 June 2020

The York Human Rights City Network joins with others in our city who have expressed anger and distress at the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota on 25 May 2020. Racism is a de-humanising virus which is embedded in UK society, just as it is in the USA. It is a scourge which undermines the principles of the dignity and equality inherent in all human beings which underpin the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

York Human Rights City Network embraces a vision of York as a vibrant, diverse, safe and fair community built on the foundations of universal human rights.  We are working with both statutory and voluntary agencies to ensure that all local public authorities and public institutions act in conformity with the UK’s obligations as a signatory to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination to eliminate racial discrimination in all its forms and promote understanding among all races.