European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (2016), Current migration situation in the EU: hate crime - November 2016, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, Vienna.
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European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (2016), Current migration situation in the EU: hate crime - November 2016, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, Vienna.View full Research
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Not applicable - national level
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FRA | European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
Main Thematic Focus
Muslims Migrants Ethnic minorities
-Violent acts targeting asylum seekers, migrants and persons with ethnic minority backgrounds – including killings, threats and intimidation – are committed in a number of Member States.
-Evidence indicates that racist and xenophobic violence is committed by a variety of offenders, including people stemming from the general population and members of vigilante groups.
-State authorities’ responses to hate crime against asylum seekers and migrants are perceived as weak by civil society in many Member States. In some cases, political actors welcomed the activities of vigilante groups.
-In addition to asylum seekers and migrants, other groups – including Muslims, especially women and persons with ethnic backgrounds – are specifically targeted, as are human rights advocates, ‘pro-refugee’ politicians and journalists reporting on the issue.
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