Spain: Comprehensive anti-discrimination laws needed to fight rising prejudice against migrants and Roma and Jewish people

“Prejudice and intolerance against Roma, as well as islamophobia, anti-Semitism and intolerance against migrants, continue to be expressed, notably in the print and audiovisual media and on the Internet, as well as in political life,” confirms a new report from the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM).

Slovakia: National minority rights experts highlight anti-Roma discrimination in new country report

“Roma continue to face grave obstacles in accessing rights and the situation with segregation of Roma school children is particularly alarming,” states a new opinion of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. “Anti-Gypsyism in the education system should be urgently addressed.”

International conference: Minority protection at a crossroads

Tomorrow, an expert conference opens in Finland to discuss the future of minorities rights protection in Europe.

Romania: Armed police confrontation leads to Roma human rights complaint

The case concerns an incident involving the police and the inhabitants of Apalina during which a large number of Roma were reportedly injured and/or shot.

Denmark: Minorities report highlights “free-speech” law change fears

The Council of Europe’s Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM), states that “a proposed amendment to the Criminal Code, which would decriminalise insulting speech and criminalise only statements leading to disturbance of the public order, would inevitably lead to the worsening of the climate of the public debate in Denmark.”