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22/04/2015

FRA speaks on need for joined-up approach to prevent extremism

On 21 April, FRA participated in a debate organised by the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) on the promotion of openness and tolerance in Europe’s diverse societies as a means of increasing social cohesion and preventing radicalisation and violent extremism.

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FM4: "The right to life is the first thing that we have to ensure. The first thing that has to be done is to put an efficient search and rescue mechanism in place. There are also commercial vessels which can help to pick up people. The principle of non-refoulment, that no one should be returned to a country where he or she could face inhuman or degrading treatment, such as torture, applies universally..."
Interior identifies children as a 'risk group' of hate crimes
El País: Las alarmas han saltado en Interior. El análisis del último informe sobre delitos de odio cometidos en España ha revelado que un 25% de las víctimas que los sufren es menor de edad. ...Casi un 90% de los casos contabilizados en Europa no se denuncian, según la Agencia de Derechos Fundamentales (FRA) de la Unión Europea.
EU Radio Nantes: "There is a lot in place, the legislative framework is very solid in the EU - there is the framework decision on combatting racism and xenophobia, which quite clearly bans all forms of antisemitism and other forms of racism, xenophobia and other forms of racial intolerance. There is also the Equality Directive, which has now been in place for 10 years, so this is really not something new. In October, the European Commission is organising the first ever annual Colloquium on Fundamental Rights, which will be devoted to the topic of combatting antisemitism and anti-Muslim hatred in Europe, that is a measure of how seriously this issue is being taken at the EU and national level."