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Is there a legislation penalising, or prohibiting the establishment of, organisations which promote, incite, propagate or organize racial discrimination against an individual or group of individuals? Is membership of such organisations treated as an offence under the law?

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Anti-racist Crime Legislation & Implementation
27/12/2011 - 15:54
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The membership of such organisations treated as an offence under the law

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The Penal Code penalises the participation in a group formed or in an agreement established with a view to the preparation, as demonstrated by one or more material actions, of any of the felonies defined by articles 211-1 (genocide), 212-1 (deportation, enslavement or the massive and systematic practice of summary executions, abduction of persons followed by their disappearance, of torture or inhuman acts, inspired by political, philosophical, racial or religious motives, and organised in pursuit of a concerted plan against a section of a civil population) and 212-2 (where crimes against humanity are committed during war time in execution of a concerted plan against persons fighting the ideological system).


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Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Anti-racism
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