International Peace Research Association
The Panel of Jurists are supported by and working in cooperation with the International Peace Research Association, a United Nations affiliated non-governmental organization with special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). IPRA is the oldest and primary consortium of university and college-based professors, researchers, staff and students, working in partnership with civil society and community organizations to further justice and peace. Their work is advanced through five active regional associations covering all corners of the world, plus a UN team in New York City.
Why We Need a Truth Commission on White Supremacy
Jurist Alexander Hinton, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University in the US, and UNESCO Chair on Genocide Prevention has initiated a conversation about holding a US-based Truth Commission on White Supremacy. Endorsed by the Peace and Justice Studies Association (IPRA's North American regional affiliate), his article here lays out the vital necessity of such an effort.
Fighting Racism and Discrimination: Durban+20
Jurist Mireille Fanon Mendes-France, former Chair of the UN Working Group on People of African Descent and a Judge of the Permanent Peoples Tribunal, is involved in ongoing global efforts for the eradication of all forms of racial discrimination and injustice. Her article on the UN Durban conference twenty years later helps frame the work into the future.