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Cyprus, Anti-discrimination Authority (2012), Report of the anti-discrimination authority regarding the promotion of racism and xenophobia through political discourse (Έκθεση της Αρχής κατά των διακρίσεων αναφορικά με την προώθηση του ρατσισμού και της μισαλλοδοξίας μέσω του πολιτικού λόγου), File No. AKR 118/2011 & AKR 129/2011, 25 April 2012

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Type of publication


Geographical coverage


Area/location of interest

Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution

Human rights or equality body


Cyprus, Anti-discrimination Authority

Main Thematic Focus

Racism & xenophobia

Target Population


Key findings

The report found that the slogan used by a politician in his electoral campaign amounted to racial discrimination and could potentially contribute to the stigmatization and targeting of Asian migrant communities, irrespective of the motives and personal persuasions of the politician who used it. By way of recommendation, the report referred to voluntary measures for addressing political racist discourse, such as the undertaking by political candidates in UK and Ireland that they will refrain from racist messages and the Charter of European political parties for a non-racist society.

Methodology (Qualitative/Quantitative and exact type used, questionnaires etc)

Equality body investigation; desk top research on the legal framework.

Sample details and representativeness


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