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News

Sep 4 2014

Sweden’s counter-extremism policies fail the accountability test

The Swedish model of countering far-right extremism is deeply flawed and should not be followed by other EU countries.

Comment

Jun 20 2014

Asylum in Switzerland – out of sight, out of mind

Swiss asylum policy is characterised by institutional neglect within hostile systems designed to segregate and exclude.

Comment

Jan 30 2014

The production of an attacker: Emrah Kara and the shooting of the mentally ill

The shooting of a mentally ill man by a German special police unit, and his subsequent media vilification, echoes the deaths of vulnerable groups at the hands of the police in the UK and elsewhere.

Press release

Jul 11 2013

From pillar to post: pan-European racism and the Roma

This week, we publish a briefing paper which documents a growing tide of hostility against Europe's Romani communities.

Comment

Dec 19 2012

From despair comes resistance

Asylum-seekers and migrants across Europe are determined to change the inhuman circumstances of their existence.

Comment

Dec 6 2012

Which way forward on racial profiling?

A review of the major development in initiatives against racial profiling in European policing.

Comment

Jan 11 2012

Germany’s Stephen Lawrence

How can lessons from the Lawrence case be applied to that of Oury Jalloh, who was burned to death in a German police cell seven years ago?

News

Nov 24 2011

Remembering the victims of Germany’s neo-Nazis

Silent protests to mourn the victims of the National Socialist Underground will be taking place across Germany.

News

Aug 31 2011

Berlin anti-racist coalition formed as threats increase

In the run-up to the September elections in Berlin, and against the backdrop of a rise in attacks on mosques and Muslims, anti-racists in Berlin have formed the campaign Acting Together - Against Racism and Social Exclusion.

News

Apr 6 2011

Germany: Campaign to overturn headscarf bans launched

The Berlin organisation ReachOut has launched a campaign to rescind the 2003 Law on Neutrality that opened the way for the German states (Länder) to ban the headscarf.

News

Nov 4 2010

Iraqi man murdered in Leipzig

Anti-racists in Germany are asking whether the current attacks on Islam and multiculturalism have led to yet another Islamophobic racist murder.

News

Oct 14 2010

Freedom of speech finally vindicated

The prosecutor has withdrawn an appeal against Dr Sabine Schiffer's acquittal in Germany for slandering a police officer.

Interview

May 6 2010

Creating a support network for young refugees

An interview with Mohammed Jouni, a 24-year-old refugee from Lebanon who lives in Germany and is active in the Berlin branch of Youth without Borders (JoG, Jugendliche ohne Grenzen).