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Conference on Rightwing Extremism and Hate Crime

The conference will in particular address the new emergence of right wing extremism and hate crimes directed at minorities in Europe.

The aim of the conference is to identify trends, share information on remedies and discuss possible actions against these two problems.

Ralf Melzer from Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung will lead the conference. He will focus on the causes of the extreme right in Europe and possible countermeasures. He recently released a major report on right-wing extremism in Europe both the phenomenon itself and the situation in different countries.

The leader of the Hungarian Socialist Party, Attila Mesterhazy will hold an introduction about the experiences of Hungary. UN independent expert on minority issues, Rita Izsák will focus on minorities targeted for hate speech and hate crimes. Izsák has Roma background.

Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide will open the conference on Tuesday on 14 May at 08.30.

Location: KS Agenda Meeting Center, Haakon VII’s gate 9, Oslo

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