Council of Europe: United Kingdom: New report reveals increasing hate speech and racist violence


"A new report on the United Kingdom has confirmed fears that racism and discrimination in the country are at worrying levels.

The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) highlights key concerns in its latest report on the United Kingdom published today.

“It is no coincidence that racist violence is on the rise in the UK at the same time as we see worrying examples of intolerance and hate speech in the newspapers, online and even among politicians,” said ECRI Chair Christian Ahlund.

“The Brexit referendum seems to have led to a further rise in ‘anti-foreigner’ sentiment, making it even more important that the British authorities take the steps outlined in our report as a matter of priority.”


See: United Kingdom: New report reveals increasing hate speech and racist violence (link)

And see: Press release (pdf) and Report from ECRI (pdf)

 

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