Intolerance against Muslims
2009 Human Dimension Implementation Meeting
Warsaw, Hotel Sofitel
28 September - 9 October 2009

Tolerance and non-discrimination related working sessions:

Tuesday, 29 September 10.00-13.00
Working session 2: Fundamental freedoms I, including:
– Freedom of thought, conscience, religion or belief; – Follow-up of the 2009 Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting on Freedom of Religion or Belief

Wednesday, 30 September 15.00-18.00
Working session 5: Tolerance and non-discrimination I, including:
– Address by the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities; - National minorities; - Preventing aggressive nationalism, racism and chauvinism

Monday, 5 October 10.00-13.00
Working session 10: Tolerance and non-discrimination II, including:
– Review of the implementation of commitments, promotion of mutual respect and understanding; – Prevention and response to hate crimes in the OSCE area; – Follow-up of the 2009 Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting on Hate Crimes; – Effective Implementation of Legislation; – Combating racism, xenophobia, and discrimination, also focusing on intolerance and discrimination against Christians and members of other religions; – Combating anti-Semitism; – Combating intolerance and discrimination against Muslims

Wednesday, 7 October
Working session 14 and 15 (specifically selected topic): Roma/Sinti and, in particular, early education for Roma and Sinti children

Featured side events:

Tuesday, 29 September 13.00-15.00, Opera Room
Questions and Answers with the Advisory Council of the OSCE/ODIHR Advisory Panel of Experts on Freedom of Religion or Belief
Deadline for submitting questions: 24 September 2009

Sunday, 4 October 16.00-19.00
Civil society preparatory meeting organised by ICARE

Monday, 5 October 13.15-14.45, Plenary Hall
Presentation of ODIHR's 2008 final draft report "Hate Crimes in the OSCE Region: Incidents and Responses"

Monday, 5 October 15.00-18.00, Opera Room
Civil Society Roundtable Meeting with the Personal Representatives of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office on Tolerance Issues

Monday, 5 October 18.00-20.00, Room 1
Challenging Intolerance against Muslims
Organisers: ODIHR Tolerance and Non-Discrimination Programme, United States Delegation to the OSCE, OSCE Delegation of Spain