European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)

Public Presentation on the use of racist, antisemitic and xenophobic arguments in political discourse

on the occasion of the International Day
for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

PARIS - Council of Europe Office
21 March 2005

PROGRAMME

2.30 pm Opening
by Mr Terry DAVIS, Secretary General of the Council of Europe

2.45 pm Presentation of the study on the use of racist, antisemitic and xenophobic arguments in political discourse
by Mr Jean-Yves CAMUS, political scientist and author of the study

3.00 pm Presentation of ECRI’s Declaration on the use of racist, antisemitic and xenophobic arguments in political discourse
by Mr Michael HEAD, Chair of ECRI

3.15 pm The role of politicians in combating racism, xenophobia, antisemitism and intolerance,
by Ms Tana de ZULUETA, member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

3.30 pm Discussion with the participants (including questions from the media)

5.30 pm Closing