Kyiv, 7 May 2009

Organised by the Council of Europe’s European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI).

Description: ECRI members, Ukrainian government officials and representatives of judicial institutions, researchers, academics and representatives of NGOs met at a round table to discuss the challenges of the fight against racism and intolerance in Ukraine.

The round table reviewed the recommendations contained in ECRI’s third report on Ukraine, and discussed the problem of responding to racially motivated violence; the fight for equality – implementing anti-discrimination laws; and racism, xenophobia, antisemitism and intolerance in public discourse and in the public sphere.

Chair of ECRI Eva Smith Asmussen opened the round table.