Position Paper on Bias Violence

Acts of violence committed with a bias motive, or triggered by prejudice, or ingrained in unequal structures in society are a wide-spread reality in Europe. As such, they result in serious breaches of human rights protected by the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Union’s Charter of Fundamental Rights. Whenever public authorities fail to take measures to identify, prevent and redress such violence, they fail to enforce those rights.

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