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 2022 HRC


Deadline:
14 March 2022
Issued by:
Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance
Purpose:
To inform the Special Rapporteur’s 2022 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

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 produce two reports. – One report is for the Human Rights Council and the other is for the General Assembly. Both reports are 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 eight reports—four to the Human Rights Council and four to the General Assembly since 2018.

In her 2022 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. 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.

General Assembly resolution 76/149 requests the Special Rapporteur to seek and take into account the views of Governments and non-governmental organizations (para. 66). 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, 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, including examples, academic work, and other accounts, on 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 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.
  • Measures adopted by Member States aimed at preventing and countering hate speech, including on the internet.
  • Lessons learned, both positive and negative, from measures taken to reduce and/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 ohchr-racism@un.org.

The mandate will receive written submissions through 14 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 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: ohchr-racism.un@org

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