International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Paris, 21 March 2005
On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on 21 March 2005, the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) organised a high-level panel meeting on the use of racist, antisemitic and xenophobic elements in political discourse, with the participation of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Mr Terry Davis, the Chair of ECRI, Mr Michael Head and members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

Deeply concerned by the increasing use of racist, antisemitic and xenophobic elements in political discourse, including by mainstream political parties, ECRI adopted on 17 March 2005 a Declaration condemning this alarming trend which has been observed in many Member States of the Council of Europe. (more...)



Terry Davis: ''Political parties should be our strongest allies in achieving a society free of racism'' (more...)
Speech




  documents
Programme
Study by Jean-Yves Camus
Press release
Charter of european political parties for a non-racist society
  interviews
Jean-Yves Camus, political scientist
Tana de Zulueta, member of the Parliamentary Assembly
  see also
Theme file ''The Council of Europe against racism''
ECRI website
  contacts

Heike Klempa
ECRI Secretariat
Tel +33 3 90 21 51 55,
Mobile: +33 6 25 02 55 81
Lucas Delattre
Council of Europe Paris Office,
Tel. : +33 1 44 05 33 60
Mobile +33 6 09 94 59 80