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Justice gap: #Racism pervasive in criminal justice systems across Europe

Justice gap: #Racism pervasive in criminal justice systems across Europe

| September 11, 2019

Institutional racism prevails in criminal justice systems across the EU and impacts how racist crimes are (not) recorded, investigated and prosecuted, according to a new report published by the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) today (11 September). “Twenty years after the Macpherson Report revealed that the British police was institutionally racist, we now find that […]

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Schulz in Auschwitz: ‘We have come together here to keep the memory alive’

Schulz in Auschwitz: ‘We have come together here to keep the memory alive’

Martin Schulz paid tribute to young people during a visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau: “You have brought hope into this dark place that together we can and will fight the return of anti-Semitism and racism, intolerance, and ultra-nationalism every step of the way.” The Parliament President was talking to them as part of the ”Train 1,000 to […]

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S&D call for strong action against racist statements by far right MEP

S&D call for strong action against racist statements by far right MEP

The S&D Group called on the presidency of the European Parliament to take strong action against far-right Polish MEP Janusz Korwin-Mikke (pictured), following his remarks during a plenary debate on youth unemployment, on 16 July in Strasbourg. Taking the floor in the Chamber, Korwin-Mikke referred several times to black people as “niggers”, arguing that the […]

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European Roma Summit ‘just sweet talk’

European Roma Summit ‘just sweet talk’

The third European Roma Summit, being organized by European Commission on 4 April in Brussels, appears likely to be just “sweet talk” like the previous two Summits (2008, 2010), with no concrete outcome to end Roma apartheid, religious statesman Rajan Zed said in Nevada (US) today (31 March). Zed, who is president of Universal Society […]

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day: Commission calls on member states to criminalize denial of crimes against humanity

International Holocaust Remembrance Day: Commission calls on member states to criminalize denial of crimes against humanity

| January 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Against the backdrop of International Holocaust Remembrance Day today (27 January), a new report published finds most member states have not yet correctly implemented EU rules designed to tackle racist and xenophobic hate crimes. Member states unanimously adopted the 2008 Framework Decision on combating racism and xenophobia through criminal law, yet national laws in a […]

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