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A ‘No Hate Parliamentary Alliance against racism and intolerance’

“On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (21 March), I call on parliamentarians to lead by example and fully take up, visibly and forcefully, their responsibilities to prevent, combat and condemn manifestations of racism and racial discrimination and intolerance”, Gisela Wurm (Austria, SOC), Chairperson of the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination, declared today.

“Recalling the Charter of European political parties for a non-racist society, I call on political leaders to take a public stand against racism and intolerance and mobilise political will within their parliaments and political parties. Determined to react to this scourge and in support of the Council of Europe No Hate Speech Movement, I propose the setting up of a No Hate Parliamentary Alliance against racism and intolerance, involving the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, national parliaments, the European Parliament and other international assemblies”, concluded Gisela Wurm.