Combating glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism and other practices that contribute to fuelling contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance: Call for input


Deadline:
24 February 2021
Issued by:
Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, xenophobia and related intolerance
Purpose:
To inform the Special Rapporteur’s 2021 report to the Human Rights Council on combatting glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism and other practices that contribute to fuelling contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.

Background

Beginning in 2012, the General Assembly has adopted annual resolutions mandating the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance to produce two reports – one for the Human Rights Council and one for the General Assembly – on combating glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism and other practices that contribute to fuelling contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance. As mandated by the resolutions, the Special Rapporteur has presented six reports—three to the Human Rights Council and three to the General Assembly since 2018.

In her 2021 report to the Human Rights Council, the Special Rapporteur will highlight new trends and manifestations of extremist political parties, movements, ideologies and groups of a racist or xenophobic character, including neo-Nazis and skinhead groups. She will look – based on information received from Governments and civil society organizations at measures adopted by States, in law and policy, with a view to countering extremist political parties, movements, ideologies and groups of a racist or xenophobic character, including neo-Nazis and skinhead groups and similar extremist ideological movements.

General Assembly resolution 75/169 requests the Special Rapporteur to seek and take into account the views of Governments and non-governmental organizations (para. 62). The Special Rapporteur invites interested stakeholders to make written submissions on this topic.

Call for Written Submissions

The Special Rapporteur believes that wide participation is vital for ensuring the quality and usefulness of her reports. For this reason, she welcomes submissions from stakeholders who can share experience and knowledge that can inform her report.

The Special Rapporteur hopes to receive submissions from, among other stakeholders, States, civil society organizations, private companies, academics, policy researchers, and relevant experts.

For this report, the Special Rapporteur would especially appreciate submissions that provide:

  • Descriptions, examples, scholarship, and other accounts describing new trends and contemporary manifestations of extremist political parties, movements, ideologies and groups of a racist or xenophobic character, including neo-Nazis and skinhead groups
  • Measures adopted by the State – in law and policy - with a view to countering extremist political parties, movements, ideologies and groups of a racist or xenophobic character, including neo-Nazis and skinhead groups and similar extremist ideological movements
  • Measures adopted by the State aimed at preventing and countering hate speech, including on the internet
  • Lessons learned (positive and negative) from measures used or attempted to reduce or eliminate antisemitism and other forms of racism and intolerance
  • Good practices at national, regional, and international levels for reducing or eliminating antisemitism and other forms of racism and intolerance

Guidelines for Submissions

Please email your written submissions to racism@ohchr.org.

The mandate will receive written submissions through 24 February, but strongly encourages early submissions. Respondents are requested to limit their comments to a maximum of 2,500 words. Additional supporting materials, such as reports, academic studies, and other background materials may be annexed to the submission.

To help identify submissions, the Special Rapporteur kindly requests that respondents write "Submission regarding 2021 report on combating glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism and other practices " in the email subject line.

With apologies, the mandate can only receive submissions in English, French, or Spanish.

Secure Submissions

If you have concerns about digital security and your submission, you may wish to contact organizations that can provide you with information and support. One such organization, Access Now, has a free digital security helpline to help keep individuals and organizations safe online. Inquiries can be sent to help@accessnow.org.

Public Availability of Submissions

Submissions will be posted on the OHCHR website at the time of the report's publication, except those containing a clear request not to be made public.



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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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