International Seminar on Tolerance, May 1995

International Seminar on Tolerance, May 1995 106 International Seminar on Tolerance, May 1995 Editor's note: From 23 to 26 May 1995 the ODIHR, together with the Council of Europe and the Romanian government, organised in Bucharest an international seminar on tolerance. The seminar was divided in four discussion groups on: 1) legal measures and law enforcement; 2) education and culture; 3) media; and 4) local authorities and NGOs. Discussion Group No. 1 Legal Measures and Law Enforcement Conclusions by Dr Jens Meyer-Ladewig Introduction The subjects discussed by the Group focused on questions_of manifestations of intolerance and vulnerable groups; the implementation of existing law and methods for its improvement as well as the role of international organisations. I. Manifestations of intolerance, vulnerable groups Many speakers addressed the problems of Roma in Romania but also in other countries. They mentioned in particular the decision of the Romanian Government to name them "Gypsies" against their wish. The questions related to Roma were discussed by an informal working group which presented its results to the Discussion Group. Mention was made of violence and discrimination against Roma. The informal working group proposed to set up a Commission of Experts in Romania with the participation of Roma to study the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Helsinki Monitor (in 2008 continued as Security and Human Rights) Brill

International Seminar on Tolerance, May 1995

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Publisher
Brill
Copyright
© 1995 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
0925-0972
eISSN
1571-814X
D.O.I.
10.1163/157181495X00469
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106 International Seminar on Tolerance, May 1995 Editor's note: From 23 to 26 May 1995 the ODIHR, together with the Council of Europe and the Romanian government, organised in Bucharest an international seminar on tolerance. The seminar was divided in four discussion groups on: 1) legal measures and law enforcement; 2) education and culture; 3) media; and 4) local authorities and NGOs. Discussion Group No. 1 Legal Measures and Law Enforcement Conclusions by Dr Jens Meyer-Ladewig Introduction The subjects discussed by the Group focused on questions_of manifestations of intolerance and vulnerable groups; the implementation of existing law and methods for its improvement as well as the role of international organisations. I. Manifestations of intolerance, vulnerable groups Many speakers addressed the problems of Roma in Romania but also in other countries. They mentioned in particular the decision of the Romanian Government to name them "Gypsies" against their wish. The questions related to Roma were discussed by an informal working group which presented its results to the Discussion Group. Mention was made of violence and discrimination against Roma. The informal working group proposed to set up a Commission of Experts in Romania with the participation of Roma to study the

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Helsinki Monitor (in 2008 continued as Security and Human Rights)Brill

Published: Jan 1, 1995

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