Oury Jalloh, an asylum-seeker from Sierra Leone, burned to death chained to a mattress in a German holding cell. Eddie Bruce-Jones, a senior legal lecturer at University of London’s Birkbeck College School of Law, writes that the myriad mistakes in the investigation and prosecution of Jalloh’s case reveal patterns institutional racism that many Germans are unwilling to confront.
A Body Does Not Just Combust: Racism and the Law in Germany
EDDIE BRUCE-JONES is a senior lecturer at the University of London’s Birkbeck Law School, a member of the board of directors of the U.K.’s Institute of Race Relations, and the author of “Race in the Shadow of Law: State Violence in Contemporary Europe” (Routledge, 2016).
Eddie Bruce-Jones; A Body Does Not Just Combust: Racism and the Law in Germany. World Policy Journal 1 June 2017; 34 (2): 31–35. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/07402775-4191614
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