International Holocaust Remembrance Day: Commission calls on Member States to criminalise denial of crimes against humanity
EU News 36/2014
Brussels, 27 January 2014
Against the backdrop of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a new report published today finds most EU Member States have not yet correctly implemented EU rules designed to tackle racist and xenophobic hate crimes. Member States unanimously adopted the 2008 Framework Decision on combating racism and xenophobia through criminal law, yet national laws in a number of countries remain inadequate. In particular, national provisions against denial, condoning or grossly trivialising certain crimes – such as crimes against humanity – remain inadequate in 20 Member States.
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File Photo: Romano Prodi, then President of the EC, visits the Auschwitz-Birkenau old concentration camps Date: 01/10/1999 Reference: P-003151/00-1 Location: Auschwitz (C)EU, 1999 URL