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September 24, 2013 By Innokenty Grekov Fighting Discrimination Program This is a cross-post from The Huffington Post. Last week, the Russian Duma’s Family, Women, and Children Affairs Committee discussed the...
September 20, 2013 When Syrian refugees first arrived in Egypt, they were welcomed as brothers and sisters who, just like their hosts, sought freedom from an oppressive regime. Syrian nationals were given visa-free...
September 16, 2013 Last week, when Terry Jones decided to use his First Amendment right to freedom of speech, to insult Muslims by burning the Qur’an, he was met by a small group of activists in Florida who decided to...
August 28, 2013 Fifty years ago today Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech. His remarks from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial laid out a soaring vision for an America free of racism...
August 20, 2013 On August 6 a court handed down three life sentences and one 13-year prison sentence to four men guilty of killing six people in nine racist attacks.  Over a 14-month period, Roma (Gypsy)...
August 07, 2013 Washington, D.C. – In a letter today Human Rights First’s President and CEO Elisa Massimino urged President Obama to raise Greece’s struggles to combat antisemitism and hate crime...
August 02, 2013 Violent attacks on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people in South Africa were in the spotlight again this past week as the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi...

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Report | July 09, 2018
Hate crimes undermine social cohesion, basic guarantees of security, and the democratic ideals of equality and non-discrimination. When a Muslim woman is attacked for wearing a hijab, or a Jewish man...
Issue Brief | May 05, 2017
France’s presidential election is a potential turning point for Europe, which continues to reel from Britain’s decision to exit the European Union. Ethno-nationalist populism has been gaining ground...
Issue Brief | March 31, 2017
In the wake of a divisive campaign season and the election of President Trump, bias-motivated rhetoric and violence is gaining a prominent place in the public sphere. The campaign season featured...
Report | February 06, 2017
Germany is at a tipping point as it heads into important national elections in 2017. Hate crimes, particularly those associated with xenophobia, have increased drastically—from 5,858 cases in 2014 to...