Reports

The Special Rapporteur is mandated to produce a range of public reports that are presented to the United Nations General Assembly and Human Rights Council:

Thematic reports

Thematic reports document the Special Rapporteur’s findings on particular topics and provide guidance and recommendations for UN member States, civil society organizations and other stakeholders.  Each year, the Special Rapporteur submits one thematic report to the Human Rights Council (June Session) and one thematic report to the General Assembly (October)

Thematic reports submitted to the Human Rights Council
Thematic reports submitted to the General Assembly

Reports on the glorification of Nazism

The Special Rapporteur submits annual reports, to both the Human Rights Council and the General Assembly, on the glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism and other practices that contribute to fuelling contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance. These reports are mandated by a General Assembly resolution that has been adopted on an annual basis since 2012.

Reports on the glorification of Nazism

Additional reports and studies

In the past, specific resolutions mandated the Special Rapporteur to submit additional reports/studies on the following topics:

  • The inadmissibility of certain practices that contribute to fuelling contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance;
  • Manifestations of defamation of religions and in particular on the serious implications of Islamophobia on the enjoyment of all rights;
  • The situation of Muslim and Arab peoples in various parts of the world;
  • The incitement to racial and religious hatred and the promotion of tolerance;
  • Political platforms which promote or incite racial discrimination.

Additional report/studies

Country visit reports

Reports on the country visits conducted by the Special Rapporteur are presented annually to the Human Rights Council during the June Session. Reports generally contain an overview of the national legal, policy and institutional framework; observations regarding the country’s main challenges in the fight against racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance; and recommendations for the Government as well as other relevant stakeholders.

Country visit reports


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Contact the Special Rapporteur

Ms. E. Tendayi Achiume
Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance
Palais des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 10
Switzerland
Fax: +41 22 917 9006
Email: racism@ohchr.org

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