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ECRI launches its 2011 Annual Report

May 4th 2012

The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) launched its 2011 Annual Report on 3 May 2012.

ECRI’s task is to combat racism, xenophobia, antisemitism and intolerance at the level of greater Europe and from the perspective of the protection of human rights. ECRI’s action covers all necessary measures to combat violence, discrimination and prejudice faced by persons or groups of persons, on grounds of “race”, colour, language, religion, nationality or national or ethnic origin.

In its Annual Report for 2011 ECRI outlines the main trends in the field under headings such as:

- The economic crisis;
- Cuts affecting human rights institutions;
- Anti-Gypsyism;
- Rise and fall of xenophobic political parties;
- Migrants and asylum seekers;
- Nationwide censuses and collection of equality data;
- Internet, extremism and racist violence;
- Racism in sport;
- Religious discrimination and intolerance;
- Multiple discrimination and its gender dimension;
- Need for positive messages supported by facts;
- The European Convention on Human Rights.
You can read more about these trends and ECRI’s activities in each area by accessing the summary of main trends and the full report here.