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Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism
17 March 2023
Since 2012, the General Assembly has adopted annual resolutions mandating the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance to prepare two reports per year, one to the Human Rights Council and one to the General Assembly, on the implementation of General Assembly resolutions on combating glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism and other practices that contribute to fuelling contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.
In resolution 77/204 of 15 December 2022 on combating glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism and other practices that contribute to fuelling contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, the General Assembly mandated the Special Rapporteur to prepare reports on the implementation of this resolution (para. 69). The resolution requests the Special Rapporteur to seek and take into account the views of Governments and non-governmental organizations (para. 67). The resolution further encourages Member States and non-governmental organizations to cooperate with the Special Rapporteur (para. 71).
In her report to the 53rd session of the Human Rights Council, the Special Rapporteur intends to 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. Based on information received from Governments and civil society organizations, she will evaluate measures adopted by Member 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.
The Special Rapporteur invites interested stakeholders to make written submissions on this topic. 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, Member States, civil society organizations, private companies, academics, policy researchers, and relevant experts.
For this report, the Special Rapporteur would especially appreciate submissions that provide information about:
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 [email protected].
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.
Guidelines for Submissions
Please email your written submissions to [email protected].
The mandate will receive written submissions through 17 March 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 2023 report on combating glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism and other practices " in the email subject line.
Submissions can be received in UN languages (Arabic; Chinese; English; French; Spanish and Russian) only.