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
The free initiative : the far-right extremism in Europe initiative
Ministry of Justice of Sweden ; Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD)
Published: London : ISD, 2014
Other contributors: European Commission. Directorate-General Home Affairs


See also On the front line : a guide to countering far-right extremism

See also Old threat, new approach : tackling the far right across Europe : guide for policy makers


View full text: English

Material type: tools and guides
Subject: hate crime - hate speech - extremism - nationalism - neo-Nazism - terrorism - victims - data collection
Country coverage: Denmark - Finland - Germany - Hungary - Netherlands - Norway - Poland - Slovakia - Sweden - United Kingdom

Statement by Professor Talip Kucukcan, Personal Representative of the OSCE-Chairperson-in-Office on Combating Discriminations and intolerance against Muslims
Kucukcan, Talip ; OSCE Chairman-in-Office (CiO)
Published: Warsaw : OSCE, 30 September 2014

Meeting: OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (18th, Working session 13 : tolerance and non-discrimination II (continued) : Warsaw, 22 September - 3 October 2014)


Doc.no. HDIM.ODIHR/0291/14


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Material type: statement - speech
Subject: Islamophobia - hate crime - discrimination
Country coverage: OSCE region

[Fifth] ECRI report on Bulgaria (adopted on 19 June 2014)
European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)
Published: Strasbourg : COE, 16 September 2014
(Fifth round reports)


Doc.no. CRI(2014)36


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Material type: report about specific country/ies
Subject: racism - discrimination - hate speech - hate crime - homophobia - anti-Gypsyism - education - integration
Country coverage: Bulgaria





Key documents
Hate crime reporting website
ODIHR
17 June 2014
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 roundtable 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.