UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Germany (CERD 30-06-2015)

The Committee considered the nineteenth to twenty-second reports of Germany, submitted in one document (CERD/C/DEU/19-22), at its 2337th and 2338th meetings (see CERD/C/SR.2337 and SR.2338), held on 5 and 6 May 2015. At its 2348th meeting, held on 13 May 2015, it adopted the following concluding observations.

Concluding observations

C. Concerns and recommendations

  1. While noting the justified concerns of the State party and the action it has taken to combat anti-Semitism, the Committee is concerned that the State party is not adequately addressing other forms of racial discrimination, including institutional racism against Muslims, and the discrimination experienced by women from minority groups, or the intersection between discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons and racial discrimination.

The Committee recommends that the State party reinforce its measures on raising awareness among the public, civil servants and law enforcement officials about Islamophobia, on promoting tolerance among the various ethnic groups of the population, and on the intersection among ethnicity, religion, gender and sexual orientation.

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