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A/HRC/29/13 (UPR, 2015) General Assembly, Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review, Sweden

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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 Hate crime

Target Population

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

Key findings

145.54. Take more effective measures to combat contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance against minority groups in the country, in particular prejudice against Muslims (Malaysia);

145.61. Investigate, prosecute and punish all hate crimes against visible minorities, including Muslims, Afro-Swedes, Roma and Jews (Azerbaijan);

145.91. Take concrete measures to end harassment, verbal threats, sabotage, arson attacks and vandalism faced by the Muslim population and provide access to justice to Roma people and Afro-Swedes and ensure their social inclusion (Pakistan);

145.123. Ensure effective protection of Muslim minorities, including their places of worship (Iran (Islamic Republic of));

146.31. Take steps for eliminating religious and racial profiling faced by minorities including Muslims, Roma people and Afro-Swedes and prosecute perpetrators of xenophobic crimes (Pakistan);

147.14. Immediately ban anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim political discourse propagated by some political parties including Sweden Democrats (Pakistan);

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