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Human Rights Comment

Ethnic profiling: a persisting practice in Europe

09/05/2019 Strasbourg

Racial or ethnic profiling in policing has been defined as “the use by the police, with no objective and reasonable justification, of grounds such as race, colour, languages, religion, nationality or national or ethnic origin in control, surveillance or investigation activities”.[1] Though by no...

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Afrophobia: Europe should confront this legacy of colonialism and the slave trade

25/07/2017 Strasbourg

Human enslavement and the slave trade were appalling tragedies in the history of humanity which still cast a shadow on Europe. Colonialism scarred the destiny of millions of men, women and children and left an indelible mark on our world. It shaped European societies for centuries and led to...

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Human Rights Comment

Europe still haunted by antisemitism

23/01/2014 Strasbourg

More than 70 years after the Holocaust, antisemitism is growing in Europe. While official statistics are missing in many countries, research shows that deeply ingrained hostility continues to threaten Jewish people’s security and human dignity across Europe. Today’s antisemitism finds its way...

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Europe must combat racist extremism and uphold human rights

13/05/2013 Strasbourg

Europe has been experiencing a worrying intensification of activities of racist extremist organisations, including political parties. According to some commentators, the upsurge has even reached the point of “an early form of far right terror”. It worries me deeply that the European community and...

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Anti-Muslim prejudice hinders integration

24/07/2012 Strasbourg

Muslims in Europe want to interact with other Europeans and participate as full and equal members of society, but regularly face various forms of prejudice, discrimination and violence that reinforce their social exclusion. This is the conclusion of recent research by various international...

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Desecrations of cemeteries are hate crimes that exacerbate intolerance

30/11/2010 Strasbourg

Every second day a cemetery is desecrated in France. Acts of profanation, such as the destructions of tombs and sprayed hate messages on religious and other symbolic places, are on the rise in Europe. This is not just an issue of serious concern for the respect of religious freedom – these are...

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European Muslims are stigmatised by populist rhetoric

28/10/2010 Strasbourg

European countries appear to face another crisis beyond budget deficits – the disintegration of human values. One symptom is the increasing expression of intolerance towards Muslims. The Swiss referendum banning the building of minarets was no exception: opinion polls in several European...

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