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    UN expert warns about the rise in racism and xenophobia.

    01/11/2010
    Racism and xenophobia are not yesterday's problems but remain an immense challenge for today, according to the independent human rights expert, Githu Muigai. Mr. Githu Muigai, a Kenyan national, is in charge of examining incidents of contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, as well a government measures to overcome them. Jocelyne Sambira reports.
    Githu Muigai

    Githu Muigai, the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination and xenophonia warned the UN General Assembly on Monday about the rise in racial hatred around the world.
    He also noted that minorities in conflict countries, migrants, asylum seekers, and ordinary citizens continue to be victims of attacks based on their race, religion or beliefs.
    Muigai told the Assembly, he was expressly concerned by the "deeply marked tendencies to characterize migration as a problem or threat to social cohesion.
    He called on States to be vigilant against extremist groups and urged them to condemn or outlaw those that promote or incite racial discrimination.
    Jocelyne Sambira, United Nations.
    (duration: 43")




    http://www.unmultimedia.org/radio/en...il/105630.html
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