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A/HRC/24/9 (UPR, 2013) UN, General Assembly, Human Rights Council, Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review, Germany

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Area/location of interest

Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution

UN body


UN UPR | United Nations Universal Periodic Review

Main Thematic Focus

Racism & xenophobia Discrimination

Target Population

Muslims Migrants Ethnic minorities People with migrant background People of African descent & Black Europeans

Key findings

Relevant points from the UN UPR for Germany (2013):
124.97. Intensify its efforts in combating discrimination and intolerance , particularly against Muslims, immigrants and persons of African descent and urges high State officials and politicians to take a clear position against racist or xenophobic hate speech (Tunisia);

124.109. Continue the efforts to combat all forms of racial discrimination in particular religious or ethnic discrimination by ensuring penalties that have a deterrent effect and abolishing discriminatory laws that prohibit Muslim women from wearing veils which is viewed as a way of life that should be respected and considered (Kuwait);

124.117. Increase efforts to prevent and punish perpetrators of racially motivated acts of violence against members of the Roma/Sinti, Muslim, Jewish Communities, as well as German nationals of foreign origin (Bahrain);

124.119. Take effective legal measures to eliminate all forms of discrimination and violence against women and children, in particular those who belong to ethnic and religious minorities including Muslims who still face multiple forms of discrimination with respect to education, health, employment and social and political participation (Iran (Islamic Republic of));

124.131. Enhance its efforts to prevent racially motivated acts of violence against Muslims and other minorities and to punish the perpetrators of such crimes (Malaysia);

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