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Rising xenophobia against minorities, refugees, and Muslims is a pressing human rights challenge.

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September 22, 2016 By Dora Illei German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), continued to lose voters in the September 18 German state election. It won only 17.6 percent of the...
August 23, 2016 By Zahava Moerdler Immediately following the U.K.'s vote to exit the European Union, there was a significant uptick in hate crimes in the U.K. and throughout Europe. Unfortunately, this trend has...
August 12, 2016 By Joe Jenkins When Ibtihaj Muhammad stepped onto the piste of Rio’s Carioca Arena, saber in hand, she had her sights on Olympic gold. In her first match, Muhammed deftly outmaneuvered Olena...
August 03, 2016 By Joe Jenkins In 2011 the polling organization Gallup undertook significant data collection and analysis on public opinions on Muslims and Islam in the West in an effort to help policymakers...
August 02, 2016 By Joe Jenkins In May 2016, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced that the state would no longer participate in the Office of Health and Human Services refugee resettlement program....
August 02, 2016 By Joe Jenkins In a June 2016 report, Confronting Fear: Islamophobia and its Impact in the U.S. 2013-2015, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) looks at the power and influence of...
August 01, 2016 By Joe Jenkins At times in history, this American experiment has been vigorously tested; our aspirational values have been thrust against the stark realities of fear and intolerance. Veteran...

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Issue Brief | June 21, 2016
Poland’s Anti-Terror Law Recommendations for U.S. officials attending Warsaw NATO Summit 2016 Background Since the right-wing Law and Justice Party took office in Poland after the...
Factsheet | April 22, 2016
Germany is facing a tipping point. Germany is Europe’s economic and political lynchpin; as such, Germany is positioned to play a leadership role in a number of crises. Between the influx of...
Testimony | April 15, 2016
Statement by Susan Corke at OSCE Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting, April 2016 - Session III: Responses to Intolerance and Discrimination, Including Hate Crimes, Hate Speech and Hate on...
Report | April 12, 2016
Violent hate crime continues to be a serious human rights problem in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) region. The rise of far-right groups, which are...

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