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Committee of Ministers expresses “deep concern” over rise in violent attacks against Roma

02/02/2012

Recently adopted declaration deplores “serious cases of racist violence and stigmatising anti-Roma rhetoric” in a number of member states
Committee of Ministers expresses “deep concern” over rise in violent attacks against Roma
Committee of Ministers 

Strasbourg, 02.02.2012 – The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe – representing the governments of the organisation’s 47 member states – expressed its “deep concern about the rise of anti-Gypsyism, anti-Roma rhetoric and violent attacks against Roma”.

 

It called on governments to “refrain from using anti-Roma rhetoric, in particular during electoral campaigns, and to condemn vigorously, swiftly and in public, all acts of racist violence against Roma, including threats and intimidation, as well as hate speech directed against them.”  (more...)

 

Link to the Declaration

 

 

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Making Human Rights for Roma a reality
 

 
 
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