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Hammarberg besorgt über Rassismus und Intoleranz in Ungarn

26. November 2009

Der Menschenrechtskommissar des Europarats Thomas Hammarberg hat sich heute in einem Brief (hier im Volltext, Englisch) an den ungarischen Ministerpräsidenten gewandt.

(…) In his letter, the Commissioner reiterates his grave concern about the observed rise of extremism, intolerance and racism which has targeted in particular Roma. He is also worried by the public use of anti-Roma, hate speech by certain public figures and by the lack of strong condemnation of and effective measures for preventing similar incidents.

While welcoming some positive measures undertaken by the Hungarian government like those aimed at integrating Roma into the public sector, Commissioner Hammarberg stresses that such measures should be accompanied by activities to increase public awareness of the situation of national minorities and other communities which suffer from discrimination or intolerance, such as the Roma, the Jewish community and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) people.

Finally, the Commissioner recommends the ratification by Hungary of Protocol N° 12 to the European Convention on Human Rights, containing a general prohibition of discrimination, and the acceptance of the collective complaints procedure under the European Social Charter.

Siehe  Council of Europe.

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