Representatives of NGOs and the governments of OSCE member states met in Hamburg last week for the 2016 OSCE Ministerial Council and Parallel Civil Society Conference. NGOs, including UNITED and members of the Civil Solidarity Platform (CSP) presented a set of recommendations to member states highlighting the need for protection and expansion of civil society space in Europe, as well as reaffirming the need to protect the rights of migrants, refugees and minorities.
The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights has published its hate crime data for 2015, based on submissions from national governments and civil society organisations. It has called on governments to renew their efforts to meet data collection commitments.
The European Union’s Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) has published data on the violence and harassment faced by migrants, refugees and asylum seekers across the EU.
The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) has released its latest country reports on Armenia, Turkey and the United Kingdom, analysing recent developments and outstanding issues and providing recommendations to the authorities. Despite certain positive developments, ECRI notes, there are challenges ahead.
UNITED announces the 2016 edition of our annual 9 November International Day Against Fascism and Antisemitism campaign. This year’s campaign will focus on the topic of the “Human Rights Superheroes” who show us that we don’t have to hate.
UNITED would like to express solidarity with our friend and colleague Alena Krempaska of Human Rights Institute, who was brutally attacked on Monday evening.
A UNITED network conference will take place near Lake Ohrid, FYR Macedonia, from 26-31 October 2016. Nominations are now open for the conference – the deadline to apply is 15 August.
Following a decisive election win for Poland’s nationalist parties, Dominik Sipiński considers what the country’s move to the right means for its people and for Europe.
Throughout April and May, ‘NEVER AGAIN’ Association has been running a series of workshops with prison workers and volunteers working with inmates in Poland, Hungary and Greece to promote antidiscrimination values in prisons.
Joint statement on neo-nazi vandalism againt organisations taking part in the HateFree project in Prague. The UNITED network supports the “Prague is not Afraid” demonstration, and demands that the Czech government takes proper action.