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Is there a direct participation of anti-racist, anti-discrimination and victim group organisations in consultation and development, promotion, implementation of anti-racist and anti-discrimination law and/or policies?

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Anti-racist Policies & Organisations
10/01/2012 - 17:30
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The “Coalition for Action against Violence, right-wing Extremism and Xenophobia” (Aktionsbündnis gegen Gewalt, Rechtsextremismus und Fremdenfeindlichkeit) developed a proposal for the establishment of a hardship commission dealing with measures to protect people against deportation. This commission was established as a temporary measure in 2005 by the state of Brandenburg and became a full-time operating commission in 2009.

To strengthen the dialogue between state representatives and Muslims living in Germany, the interior ministry established the “German Islam Conference” (Deutsche Islam Konferenz) in 2006. The conference takes place once a year and brings together a number of key actors, for example representatives of the national government, federal states and municipalities, delegates of the leading Muslim community organisations in Germany as well as chosen Muslim individuals. The main aims of the conference are to highlight and reinforce commonalities, to discuss how to cope with differences and to support participation with the help of better integration of Muslims into German society by removing barriers posed by segregation and discrimination (DIK 2011). In 2011, the conference was criticised in several respects. On the one hand, the Muslim majority did not feel represented by those who were invited to the conference. On the other side, it was criticised that the interior minister defined the combat against Islamic extremists as a central concern of the forum (Migazin 2011).



Groups affected/interested Migrants, Refugees, Muslims
Type (R/D) Islamophobia
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Integration - social cohesion
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