This page highlights several UN CERD Recommendations, EU Directives, Observations + Demands, all regarding People of African Descent and Discrimination. We encourage the Diaspora to read and diciminate to the public, especially those who are effected most by forms of discrimination, as well as to those who are in a position to combat forms of discriminations such as Anti Black Racism / Afrophobia
Demand Catalog by People of African Descent with your cultural or social organizations, political leaders and the communities where you live. The Demand Catalog was drafted with the participation of PAD and Black organizations attending from various nations including Denmark.
International Decade for People of African Descent
There are around 200 million people identifying themselves as being of African descent live in the Americas. Many millions more live in other parts of the world, outside of the African continent.
Whether as descendants of the victims of the transatlantic slave trade or as more recent migrants, they constitute some of the poorest and most marginalized groups. Studies and findings by international and national bodies demonstrate that people of African descent still have limited access to quality education, health services, housing and social security.
Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent
The World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, held in Durban in 2001, adopted the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action. Paragraph 7 of the Durban Programme of Action specifically “requests the Commission on Human Rights to consider establishing a working group or other mechanism of the United Nations to study the problems of racial discrimination faced by people of African descent living in the African Diaspora and make proposals for the elimination of racial discrimination against people of African descent”.
In 2016, the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) published a shadow report on Afrophobia in Europe.
Official Journal of the European Communities – COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 2000/43/EC of 29 June 2000, implementing the principle of equal treatment between persons irrespective of racial or ethnic origin.
Committee on Elimination of Racial Discrimination. General recommendation No. 34 adopted by the Committee – Racial discrimination against people of African descent.
UN CERD Concluding observations on Denmark with PAD – MAY 2015 in English.
UN CERD Concluding observations on Denmark with PAD – MAY 2015 in other languages.
DIHR – Danish Institute of Human Rights (Danish NGO) PARALLEL REPORT DENMARK – MAY 2015 CERD – Lacks mention of PAD
Our women are effected by the lack of implementation on intersectionality in Danish Law. This means PAD women / others and families are at great risk.
Read the report by the European Experts on Gender Equality and Discrimination report on Denmark 2015
OSCE ODIHR Nations (Denmark) currently recognizes in its hate crime laws Anti Semitism, Islamaphobia, LGBT but does not recognize People of African Descent effected by Afrophobia/AntiBlackRacism.
US Congress 113th Congress recognizes Resolution 421 on behalf of People of African Descent and Black Europeans – November 19, 2013
Danish Law on Discrimination; Straffelovens §266 b
Stk. 1. Den, der offentligt eller med forsæt til udbredelse i en videre kreds fremsætter udtalelse eller anden meddelelse, ved hvilken en gruppe af
personer trues, forhånes eller nedværdiges på grund af race, hudfarve,
national eller etnisk oprindelse, tro eller seksuelle orientering, straffes med bøde, hæfte eller fængsel indtil 2 år.
Stk. 2. Ved straffens udmåling skal det betragtes som en skærpende omstændighed, at forholdet har karakter af propagandavirksomhed.
Rammeafgørelse om bekæmpelse af visse former for og tilkendegivelser af racisme og fremmedhad ved hjælp af straffelovgivningen