PETITION: Let’s make 22 July the European Day for Victims of Hate Crime!
The Movement is targeting to collect 10.000 signatures that we plan to present to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in 2016.
The campaigners and activists of No Hate Speech Movement, the youth campaign initiated and coordinated by the Council of Europe, invite European institutions and the member states of the Council of Europe to establish a European Day for Victims of Hate Crime on 22 of July. This is to remember victims of hate crime and those who have fallen victim to such attacks. It’s also to show solidarity to those targeted, raise awareness and educate the general public about hate crime and its consequences on society.
We invite concentrated action and mobilization from all key actors to combat it and prevent it.
Make 22 July the European Day for Victims of Hate CrimeRead the petition
Dear Members of Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and of the European Parliament,
We ask you to establish 22 July as a European Day of Victims of Hate Crime. 22 July is the day of Oslo attacks and Utøya massacre that claimed a total of 77 lives. The attacks were motivated by extreme right ideology and racist hatred, the perpetrator confessing to view all the victims as traitors for supporting immigration and multiculturalism. The attacks on 22 July were an attack on the human rights culture upon which Europe is based.
Crimes motivated by hatred and prejudice happen in every country of Europe. A report of the Fundamental Rights Agency of the European Union, shows that minority groups are still the most vulnerable targets, amongst the most targeted being the Roma, LGBT and immigrant communities. A survey among victims of hate crime shows that many of the hate crimes go unreported, as the police force is seen as incapable to act, because of fear of intimidation by the perpetrators, or because these crimes seem to fit the norms of the given community. Hate speech provides the context for hate crime to take place as it dehumanizes its targets and provides justification for physical abuse, violence and heinous crimes, such as genocide and ethnic cleansing.
States are responsible to investigate and unmask the motivation behind hate crimes under Article 14 of the European Convention of Human Rights as it affects the entire society.
Victims of hate crime are not only statistics, but people whose dignity and human rights have been violated. Public commemoration of the victims is an expression of justice and solidarity and is seen as means to increase awareness and educate the wider public.
We count on your support as parliamentarians to recognize 22 July as a European Day and to take action to reduce hate crime.
No Hate Speech Movement
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