MINELRES: New ECRI reports on France, Georgia, Poland and the FYROM

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Fri Jun 18 18:44:43 2010


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NEW ECRI REPORTS ON FRANCE, GEORGIA, POLAND, AND “THE FORMER YUGOSLAV
REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA” - 15 JUNE 2010 

ECRI reports noted improvements in the fight against racial
discrimination in all four countries. At the same time, there are still
grounds for concern. See below some of the highlights of ECRI’s reports.


FRANCE

Minorities’ perception of the police and racial profiling, prejudice
against Muslims also expressed in the debate on the prohibition of the
niqab, and the tone of the immigration debate are some of ECRI’s main
concerns. 
More: 
http://www.coe.int/t/dghl/monitoring/ecri/Country-by-country/France/FRA-CbC-IV-
2010-016-ENG.pdf


GEORGIA

ECRI’s report points out that members of ethnic minorities still face
exclusion due to their lack of command of Georgian, Roma remain in a
vulnerable position and violent attacks against Jehovah’s Witnesses and
Muslims continue to be a problem. 
More: 
http://www.coe.int/t/dghl/monitoring/ecri/Country-by-country/Georgia/GEO-CbC-IV-
2010-017-ENG.pdf


POLAND

The persistence of racist and antisemitic discourse in politics,
publications and the field of sports, the lack of comprehensive
anti-discrimination legislation and the vulnerable situation of the Roma
remain worrying.
More: 
http://www.coe.int/t/dghl/monitoring/ecri/Country-by-country/Poland/POL-CbC-IV-
2010-018-ENG.pdf


“THE FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA”

ECRI’s report focuses on the strong division of society along ethnic
lines, ethnic separation in the media and in education, the vulnerable
situation of the Roma, and reports of ill-treatment by the police.
More: 
http://www.coe.int/t/dghl/monitoring/ecri/Country-by-
country/Former_Yugoslav_Republic_Macedonia/MKD-CbC-IV-2010-019-ENG.pdf


OTHER EVENTS 

Lisbon, 31 May - 1 June – ECRI’s Chair, Nils Muiznieks, participated in
the Conference on “Human rights and migration: Realising a human rights
based approach to the protection of migrants, refugees and
asylum-seekers”, organised by the Portuguese Parliament First Committee
and the Ministry of the Interior, the Sub- Committee on Migration of the
Parliamentary Assembly and the European Committee on  Migration (CDMG)
of the Council of Europe with the participation of The United Nations
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)


COMING UP 

July 2010 - ECRI will publish its Annual Report 2009 outlining the main
trends concerning racism and racial discrimination in Europe. 
Find out more by visiting ECRI’s calendar of activities:
http://www.coe.int/t/dghl/monitoring/ecri/About/calendar.asp .


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