Human Rights commission warns of spiking racism in France

Human Rights commission warns of spiking racism in France

FRANCE-A human rights commission research in France discovered that anti-immigration beliefs promoted by the country’s far-right are fueling an increase in racism throughout the nation.

Is France doing enough to combat rising racism?

According to the research, there has been a 284 percent increase in antisemitic attacks since Hamas attacked Israel on October 7 of last year, and tolerance is “declining towards all minorities.” Ahead of the weekend’s first round of crucial elections, which saw the far-right National Rally (RN) win the majority, a study was released warning of a trend in Europe towards increasingly radical right-wing politics at the detriment of “equality, fraternity and freedom.” Emmanuel Macron, the president of France, announced the early elections after RN easily defeated Mr. Macron’s centrist coalition in the European parliamentary elections at the beginning of June, garnering over thirty percent of the vote. 

According to Sunday’s exit polls, the National Rally received 34.5% of the vote. Marine Le Pen, the leader of RN, is running on a platform that calls for limiting immigration rights in France. One of their initiatives is the “national preference” plan, which would give French-born people precedence when applying for jobs or social services. Despite the fact that 69% of respondents to the human rights commission study disagree with the RN’s “national preference” plan, they also noted that increased support for the RN has given its more radical plans the ability to impact legislation. An immigration bill that the government proposed in February 2023, according to the research, “contained echoes of the ‘national preference’, adding that the debates surrounding it amplified this xenophobic trend.”

What’s driving the surge in anti-muslim hate crimes in France?

They claim that the “national preference” policy would strengthen racist views and is in “frontal opposition to the principles of equality, fraternity, and freedom” entrenched in the French constitution. In contrast to 43% of French residents last year, 51% of poll respondents from the general public stated they no longer felt at home in France, according to the research. The panel stated that they thought the rise was related to a growing anti-immigration sentiment made worse by the rise in popularity of the far-right. According to the research, 91% of RN supporters agree with this statement. The report’s authors discovered that 43% of French citizens and 83% of RN supporters, respectively, blamed immigration for the country’s instability. In a recent public address, the party’s 28-year-old head Jordan Bardella promised to “restore faith in France and its greatness,” implying that a “cultural battle” is required to do this. 

Can France stem the tide of anti-semitic attacks?

According to indepemdemt, In the event that RN emerges victorious from this election, which will take place over two rounds of voting on June 30 and July 7, Mr. Bardella may become the prime minister of France in a power-sharing arrangement known as “cohabitation” with Mr. Macron. In its post-war history, France has seen three phases of “cohabitation,” in which the government and president belonged to opposing political parties. Polls show that the eurosceptic, anti-immigrant RN is comfortably leading, followed by a left-wing alliance and Mr. Macron’s centrists in third. The RN’s ability to secure an absolute majority of 289 members or more in the National Assembly is still up in the air. 

According to the most recent survey, which Ifop released on Wednesday, it and its allies would win between 220 and 260 seats. As reported by aa, Muslims are the least tolerated group in France, according to a report released on Thursday by the French National Consultative Commission on Human Rights (CNCDH). Tolerance for all other minority groups decreased in 2023, especially for the Jewish community. The Interior Ministry reported a 32% rise in racist instances in 2023; the largest increase was seen in antisemitic racist incidents, which accounted for 284% of all cases. One million individuals had at least one racist incident in 2023, according to statistics from the statistical office. The CNCDH said that a number of causes might be contributing to the findings, including the heated discussions around asylum and migration and Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip since October 7.

Boycott Pairs Olympics 2024 due to human rights violations

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