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Xenophobia

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

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July 28, 2016 By Zahava Moerdler Rather than tightening laws and restricting freedoms in the name of fighting terror, French President Francois Hollande insists that unity is more important. France has...
July 28, 2016 By Joe Jenkins Hours after the horrific terrorist attack in Nice, France, on July 14th, former Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich declared, “Western civilization is in a war. We...
July 27, 2016 Last Friday I was wrapping up a research trip to Berlin and Munich, having met with government officials, NGOs, foundations, and grassroots organizers working to combat antisemitism, xenophobia, and...
July 12, 2016 By Zahava Moerdler I will never forget the first time I read Night. I was in 8th grade and my class spent the year learning about the Holocaust. Although Night is not a very long book, I couldn’t...
July 12, 2016 By Zahava Moerdler On July 5, 13 of the 23 members of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) parliamentary group in the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg stepped down after a showdown over antisemitic...
June 08, 2016 “Racism doesn’t belong to the community touched by it; it affects us all.” This week I traveled to Paris to meet with civil society groups fighting hatred based on race, ethnicity, and religion....
May 26, 2016 By Timothy Meyers Far-right aggression in Germany is on a dramatic rise. Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière announced on Monday that 2015 has seen the most crippling spate of politically-...

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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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