The Council of Europe’s No Hate Speech Movement campaign has announced an Action Day to mark International Refugee Day on 20 June.
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.
UNITED was represented at the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) meeting on countering intolerance and discrimination, which took place in Vienna on 14-15 April. UNITED co-organised a side event at the Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting that accompanied the main OSCE meeting, while UNITED’s Ralph du Long chaired a panel session.
To mark 21 March, UNITED network organisation Zivilcourage und Anti-Rasissmus-Arbeit (ZARA) published its annual report on racism in Austria.
The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) marked 21 March, the International Day for the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination, with the publication of its general policy recommendations on combating hate speech.
UNITED was represented at the Music Freedom Day 2016 event at the Bakelit Multi Art Centre in Budapest. UNITED’s Balint Josa gave a speech to launch an exhibition of photos donated by the Council of Europe.
1. An disturbing rise in racism, xenophobia and intolerance has been apparent for some years now in Europe. Those affected include migrants and asylum seekers, Jews, Muslims and Roma, Sinti and Travellers, and the reason is a supposed incompatibility between groups of different origins on cultural and religious grounds. Along with traditional racism, there is also a “race-less racism” which is equally damaging because it tends to justify discrimination against certain groups and individuals.
During the latest UNITED conference “Overcome All Borders”, 4-9 May, Malaga (Spain), HOPE not Hate researcher Matthew Collins was interviewed about his past as a former member of the neofascist British National Party.
STRASBOURG, VIENNA and WARSAW – 20 March 2015 – The most effective way to counter hate speech is to reinforce the values of democracy and human rights that it threatens, the heads of three intergovernmental human rights institutions said today in a joint statement on the eve of the International Day for the Elimination of […]