10.7.2014, ECRI – ECRI calls for timely action against political parties that promote racism

10.7.2014, ECRI – ECRI calls for timely action against political parties that promote racism

The Council of Europe’s European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) today published its annual report, calling for timely action against extremist organisations that promote racism to avoid an escalation of violence and related criminal activities.

ECRI noted a surge in support for aggressive nationalist and populist xenophobic parties and the persistence of fascist World War II nostalgia in several member states.

The report, which examines the main trends in 2013, says that more needs to be done to communicate a positive image and the advantages of a diverse society and urged countries to adopt national action plans to fight racism and discrimination.

Source (English language): http://www.coe.int/t/dghl/monitoring/ecri/Library/PressReleases/166-2014_07_10_AnnualReport2013_en.asp

 

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