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A/HRC/23/3 (UPR, 2013) General Assembly, Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review, France

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Geographical coverage


Area/location of interest

Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution

UN body


UN UPR | United Nations Universal Periodic Review

Main Thematic Focus

Discrimination Hate speech

Target Population

Muslims Migrants People of African descent & Black Europeans

Key findings

Points of the UPR relevant to intolerance against Muslims:
120.64 Take more effective measures to combat racism, racial discrimination and xenophobia against minority groups in the country, in particular prejudice against the Muslims (Malaysia);

120.72 Intensify its efforts to fight against discrimination and intolerance, particularly against Muslims, immigrants and people of African descent, and encourage senior Government officials and politicians to take a clear position against racist or xenophobic political discourse (Tunisia);

120.87 Adopt further legislative measures in order to combat racist, xenophobic and Islamophobic acts and manifestations, particularly against Muslim sanctities including in the political arena and in the media (Iran (Islamic Republic of));

120.100 Take the necessary measures to stop malpractices by police officers, especially identity searches based on racial profiling of Muslims and people from Arab or African descent (Egypt);

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