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Greece: Strengthen Anti-Racism Bill

Email Members of Greece’s parliament should include measures to combat racist and xenophobic violence in a draft anti-racism law. The bill, introduced in parliament by Justice Minister Haralampos Athanassiou on November 20, 2013, would impose sanctions for hate speech and incitement to violence but fails to address problems in existing Greek law and practice with respect to reporting and prosecuting racist violence. April 13, 2014 Update Parliamentary review of a draft anti-racism law, which began in November 2013, has resumed following a four-month interruption and is expected to be debated…

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