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English version of "Les Essentiels" on the report on the prevention of racism - 2015

English version of "Les Essentiels" on the report on the prevention of racism - 2015
Date de publication : 18/05/16
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English version of "Les Essentiels" on the report on the prevention of racism - 2015

National Independant Rapporteur

A mandate backed by twenty-five years of expertise

In accordance with law No. 90-615 of 13 July 1990, in its capacity as National Rapporteur for Racism Prevention, the French Consultative Commission on Human Rights (CNCDH) submits a report annually to the government surveying racism, an-ti-Semitism and xenophobia in France, and the tools adopted by the institutions of the Republic and by civil society to combat these.

The need for a thorough, analytical methodology

Preparing a report on racism in France involves a complex process that requires great sensitivity. Furthermore, the CNCDH is committed to basing its analysis and recom-mendations on a varied and complementary set of tools, such as public opinion polls, a diversity tolerance index developed by partner researchers of the CNCDH, statistical reporting on racist acts, anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim acts prepared by the Interior Ministry, that of the Ministry of Justice regarding response by the justice system, and also numerous contributions from institutions, associations and international actors.

Assessing opinion in the wake of the 2015 attacks

The principal goal of the opinion poll conducted from 4 to 11 January 2016 was to determine how public opinion had changed after these tragic events, whether towards genuine “national unity” or, conversely, towards heightened prejudice.