Combating discrimination

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FRA presents guidance from across the EU on combating hate crime

We are seeing hate crime against religious minorities and migrants around the EU on a daily basis. In response, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) is today publishing a compendium of good practices from across the EU on how to combat hate crime. This is the culmination of work by the Working Party on combating hate crime, to be presented today at a meeting of the Working Party in cooperation with the Dutch Presidency of the Council of the EU.

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Backlash on the Freedom of Speech

After the Osijek County Court recently ruled that with its newspaper article "Homophobe and Homofriend 2013" the Zagreb Pride association had harmed the dignity, honour and reputation of journalist Karolina Vidovic Kristo, Zagreb Pride said on Monday that the ruling restricted freedom of speech and censored its work.

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Racist crime is a serious and increasing problem across the EU

Civil society organisations across the EU report an increase in racist crimes in 2013, in particular against Black and Asian ethnic minorities, Roma, Jews and Muslims – or those perceived as such, according to the European Network Against Racism’s latest Shadow Report on racist crime in Europe, covering 26 European countries. A total of 47,210 racist crimes were officially recorded, but this is only the tip of the iceberg, as many EU Member do not properly record and report racially motivated crimes. 

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The Third periodic report submitted by the Republic of Croatia for the 113th Session for the UN Human Rights Comittee

The report about International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights  is submitted on behalf of OBRIS – Obrana i sigurnost, the Centre for Peace Studies, the International Action Network on Small Arms, the University of Minnesota Human Rights Program, and was prepared with the assistance of the Human Rights Litigation and International Advocacy Clinic at the University of Minnesota Law School.