Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Council of Europe Anti-Racism Commission publishes new reports on Germany and Belgium

The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)recently published its fifth reports on Belgium and Germany. ECRI is a human rights body of the Council of Europe, which monitors problems of racism, xenophobia, antisemitism, intolerance and discrimination and prepares reports and issues recommendations to member States.

Despite significant improvements in both countries, in Germany ECRI noted a high level of violence motivated by racism and homo- or transphobia, while in Belgium ECRI noted a sharp increase in hate speech online.

Learn more and download the full reports here: