Refugees and migrants can help build inclusive European societies

Article by the Council of Europe’s Director General of Democracy, Snežana Samardžić-Marković 

In 2016, let us embrace the migrants fleeing war, torture and abject misery to seek sanctuary and refuge in Europe.
The distraught faces of families who have survived the treacherous sea passage to reach safety tell us what we need to know; no-one risks their life and the lives of their children unless they sense death at their heels. ...

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Cyberhate: an issue of continued concern for the Council of Europe's anti-racism Commission


Fifteen years after the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) issue its General Policy Recommendation (GPR) No. 6 on Combating the dissemination of racist, xenophobic and antisemitic material via the Internet, cyberhate is still a recurring issue in its reports. Through a thorough examination of ECRI’s country reports over four monitoring cycles, Chara Bakalis demonstrates that while GPR No.6 has had a substantial impact on efforts to combat cyberhate, much remains to be done.

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