01/07/2013

EUJS Manifesto against growing extremism in Europe

 EUJS Manifesto against growing extremism in Europe

EUJS Manifesto against growing extremism in Europe

We, the European Union of Jewish Students, representing 35 national Jewish student unions:

 

Denounce the rising levels of extremism and xenophobia within Europe. We are worried by the rise of extremist sentiments across Europe, in particular in France, Greece, Hungary and Sweden. Furthermore, we are concerned by the clear and growing support among the citizens of Europe for extremist parties and policies.

We call upon European institutions, politicians and leaders to:

Make a joint commitment to stop the growing trends of racism, antisemitism, xenophobia and violent extremism in Europe.

Use the full force of existing provisions in European Human Rights Charters and Treaties, and in national legislation to curb all extremism against minority groups.

Upgrade current, and bring in, additional anti-hate legislation, to fully protect minorities including, but not limited to Roma, Jews and Muslims.

Commit substantial funding to implement existing human rights mechanisms and to reinforcing human rights mechanisms effectively and more strictly.

Speak out consistently, clearly and directly against all acts of hatred and hate speech, irrespective of the perpetrators.

Follow and enforce the highest democratic and human right standards within all European institutions and countries.

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