MINELRES: ECRI Round Table in Hungary
Mon Nov 23 17:55:20 2009
Original sender: ECRI <Combat.Racism@coe.int>
ECRI Round Table in Hungary: Fighting racist violence and discrimination
In the framework of its Programme of action on relations with civil
society, ECRI will be holding its next round table on 16 November 2009
in Budapest. The main themes of this Round table are: 1) the follow-up
given to the recommendations contained in ECRI’s fourth report on
Hungary, 2) racially motivated violence, 3) racism, xenophobia,
antisemitism and intolerance in public discourse, 4) implementation of
anti-racial discrimination legislation and policies.
The meeting will be opened by Vilmos Szabo, Senior Secretary of State of
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary, and Eva Smith Asmussen,
Chair of ECRI. It will bring together representatives from the
Government, the Parliament, the judiciary, local and regional
authorities, national human rights institutions, academics, NGOs and
In its fourth report on Hungary <
>, ECRI welcomed some positive developments in legislation, and the
establishment of bodies and actions responsible for fighting discrimination. It
also expressed its concern on the situation of the Roma minority, especially in
the field of employment and education, and with regard to the rise of racist
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