“Very little progress in tackling racism and xenophobia around the world”

The world is witnessing an alarming increase in hate and xenophobic speech, say three United Nations experts on racism and discrimination, in advance of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on Monday.

“Much more needs to be done by Governments around the world to protect vulnerable groups and punish the perpetrators. Impunity has become the norm for what are heinous crimes and this is a very alarming situation,” said the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, Mutuma Ruteere; the Chair-Rapporteur of the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, Mireille Fanon Mendes-France; and the Chairperson of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, José Francisco Cali Tzay.

See more at Source: “Very little progress in tackling racism and xenophobia around the world” International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – Monday 21 March 2016

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