Spain: Regional and minority language-users face “significant problems”

The Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers has now issued six recommendations to the Spanish authorities on the application of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages.

Georgia: New report warns of worsening inter-faith tensions

“The very low number of completed investigations and criminal prosecutions of hate crime undermines trust in the police and the reported bias demonstrated in favour of the dominant religion (Georgian Orthodox Christianity) is increasingly resented by persons belonging to national and religious minorities,” states a new report published today by the Advisory Committee of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM).

Cyprus: Experts urge strengthening of police training as hate crimes increase

The Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM) report points to recurrent cases of excessive use of force by the police, alleged racial profiling and cases where the police failed to intervene appropriately.

Estonia: New report reveals citizenship and minority language concerns

A new report on Estonia has highlighted concerns about the use of minority languages in the country and the access given to national citizenship.

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).