Switzerland: Court backs anti-racism NGO in minarets referendum free expression complaint

The case concerned a complaint by a non-governmental organisation that its right to freedom of expression had been infringed because the domestic courts had found that it had defamed a politician by classifying his remarks at a speech during a campaign ahead of a 2009 referendum on banning minarets in Switzerland as “verbal racism.”

Anti-racism and discrimination experts publish annual Europe survey

Surging nationalist populism, the integration of migrants and the response of European governments to Islamist terrorism, are key developments confirmed in the 2016 annual report of the european Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI).

Anti-racism experts publish new reports on Denmark and Serbia

Two new reports on the fight against racism and discrimination in Denmark and Serbia show mixed results in both countries.

Podcast: Annual report on fight against discrimination shows bleak picture in Europe

Terror attacks and the sense of crisis concerning migration are key factors which have influenced negatively the fight against discrimination in Europe in 2015, according to the annual report of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) in its annual report published today.

France: Anti-racism commission concerned at rise of hate speech and violence motivated by intolerance

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland endorses a new report on France which reveals a rise in hate speech and racist violence. “I call on political leaders in particular to refrain from making comments which stigmatise already vulnerable groups and fuel tensions in French society,” he said.