Government - no racism here

Published on 21 July 2010 at 09:49

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Critics of the Danish government have accused it of “hiding evidence of racism.” Jyllands-Posten explains that controversy is focused on a report submitted by the Danish government to the UNHCR Committee on the Elimination of Racism, which is to conduct an evaluation of Denmark in August. In its response to the findings of the report, the independent Racism Documentation and Advice Centre claims that the government deliberately ignored important evidence of racism including 560 cases of assault that figure in official statistics, in which the motives for violence were either racist or sectarian. On 26 July, the Centre will submit an alternative report to the UNHCR committee.

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