Intolerance against Muslims
          

This section provides an overview of international commitments and documents, including the declarations adopted by the participating States of the OSCE, which have committed themselves to promoting educational programmes to combat intolerance and discrimination against Muslims.

The section also provides materials, documents, local and national activities, practices and initiatives to counter intolerance and discrimination against Muslims and in the field of education relating to intolerance and discrimination against Muslims.

Finally the section provides access to reports and publications covering a wide range of topics such as hate crime, integration and respect for diversity, religious accommodation, and the impact of security measures on Muslims in the context of the fight against terrorism.

Links to organizations, institutions and networks active in the field of education on intolerance and discrimination against Muslims can be found here as well as links to concrete practices and initiatives in this field.

Latest documents and publications
[Fifth] ECRI report on Belgium (adopted on 4 December 2013)
European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)
Published: Strasbourg : COE, 25 February 2014
(Fifth round reports)


Doc.no. CRI(2014)1


View full text: Multiple languages

Material type: report about specific country/ies
Subject: racism - discrimination - hate speech - cyber-hate - hate crime - homophobia - integration
Country coverage: Belgium

[Fifth] ECRI report on Germany (adopted on 5 December 2013)
European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)
Published: Strasbourg : COE, 25 February 2014
(Fifth round reports)


Doc.no. CRI(2014)2


View full text: Multiple languages

Material type: report about specific country/ies
Subject: racism - discrimination - hate speech - neo-Nazism - national action plan - homophobia - integration
Country coverage: Germany

Deconstructing Islamophobia in Poland : story of an internet group
Gorak-Sosnowska, Katarzyna
Published: Warsaw : University of Warsaw, 2014
(Studia Arabistyczne i Islamistyczne : monografie ; tom II)


ISBN 978-83-936280-8-7
ISSN 2299-9132


Subject: Islamophobia - cyber-hate - religion - culture
Country coverage: Poland




Upcoming events
Enhancing community-law enforcement cooperation in combating hate crimes against Muslims
Vienna
28 April 2014

Swiss OSCE Chairmanship and ODIHR are co-hosting the expert conference "Enhancing Community-Law Enforcement Relations in Combating Hate Crimes against Muslims" in Vienna on 28 April 2014. The event will bring together government officials, law enforcement practitioners, non-governmental organizations and Muslim community representatives.

The objectives of the meeting are threefold:
1) explore the challenges to the security of Muslim communities in the OSCE region, with a particular focus on how to enhance law enforcement - community relations in order to remove barriers to reporting, responding to and preventing hate crimes against Muslims;
2) exchange views on the role of governments and share good practices of co-operation between authorities and Muslim communities;
3) develop a set of recommendations on how to enhance confidence in law enforcement in order to more effectively combat anti-Muslim hate crimes.

Key documents
Ministerial Council decision no. 3/13 : freedom of thought, conscience, religion or belief
OSCE
6 December 2013
Hate crimes in the OSCE region : incidents and responses - annual report for 2012
ODIHR
15 November 2013
Summary report of the first rountable meeting to promote the guidelines for educators on countering intolerance and discrimination against Muslims : countering intolerance and discrimination against Muslims through education for societies in transition
ODIHR ; UNESCO ; COE
20 March 2013
Summary report of the second roundtable meeting to promote guidelines for educators on countering intolerance and discrimination against Muslims : globalization, diversity and social cohesion in educational settings
ODIHR ; UNESCO ; COE
20 March 2013
Hate crimes in the OSCE region : incidents and responses - annual report for 2011
ODIHR
16 November 2012
Hate crimes in the OSCE region : incidents and responses - annual report for 2010
ODIHR
16 November 2011
Guidelines for educators on countering intolerance and discrimination against Muslims : addressing Islamophobia through education
ODIHR
28 October 2011
Muslims in Spain : a reference guide
Casa Arabe
20 April 2009
Toledo guiding principles on teaching about religions and beliefs in public schools
ODIHR
27 November 2007
Developed in co-operation with education experts, aimed at legislators and schools, these guidelines offer guidance on preparing curricula for teaching about religions and beliefs, preferred procedures and standards for assuring fairness in the development of curricula and their implementation.
Policies on integration and diversity in some OSCE participating States : an exploratory study prepared by the Migration Policy Group
MPG
3 July 2006
Report written in response to the request of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly to the High Commissioner on National Minorities to initiate a comparative study of the integration policies of established democracies and analyse the effects on the position of new minorities". The report compares the integration policies of Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and the UK, and offers a guide to policy and practice across the seven countries concerned, noting trends and changes, and comparing strengths and weaknesses along the way.