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Are there NGOs - other civil society organisations supporting victims of discrimination on the grounds of race, ethnic origin and religion in court?

Key Area:
Anti-racist Policies & Organisations
10/01/2012 - 17:37
Short Answer

Yes. Certain associations support victims of right-wing extremism, racism or related ideologies in court or at help desks before court proceedings.

Qualitative Info

1) The registered organisation “White Ring” (Weißer Ring e.V.) supports victims of crime in all respects. It operates nationwide and gives advice, financial support and the possibility of being accompanied to the police, to court or to different official institutions (Weißer Ring 2011).


2) The association “Net against Nazis” (Netz gegen Nazis) supports victims of right-wing violence, with a special focus on Brandenburg. With a help desk, the association informs the victims about their rights and possibilities. It accompanies the victims to the police and to court and arranges interpreters for official dates. Next to the legal aspects, “Net against Nazis” supports the victims in everyday life as well – in seeking medical or psychological support or in negotiations with foreigners´ authorities or providing assistance to retired persons (Netz gegen Nazis 2011).




Groups affected/interested Migrants, Refugees, Roma & Travelers, Muslims, Ethnic minorities, Religious minorities, Linguistic minorities, Asylum seekers
Type (R/D) Extremism - organised Racist Violence
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Policing - law enforcement
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