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Jasmina Mačkić presents her research on discriminatory violence during a live talk show on ‘Police Brutality Across Borders’

Jasmina Mačkić, assistant professor at the Europa Institute, presented her research during ‘The Dissident’, a live talk show which is organised regularly by World-Talks, on 24th May 2018. The event revolved around the Nigerian human rights defender Justus Ijeoma, the founder of the International Human Rights and Equity Defence Foundation.

Mr Ijeoma offers free legal assistance to victims of police brutality in Nigeria and resides temporarily in Amsterdam via Shelter City. During the talk show, Mr Ijeoma offered stories about his work and about human rights abuses by the police in Nigeria, including extortion (for more information, see the following summary on the webpage of Human Rights Watch).

After Mr Ijeoma’s striking story, Cassandra Chaney, associate professor at Louisiana State University, spoke on racism and police brutality in the United States of America. Finally, Jasmina Mačkić spoke on police violence in the Netherlands and in Europe in general. The talk show ended with a debate involving Tirza De Fockert (GroenLinks), Jan-Bert Vroege (D66) and the audience.

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