Jewish Lawyers Publish Compendium on European Laws Against Racism

The International Association of Jewish Lawyers, meeting this week in Paris, announced the publication of a compendium of all the European legislation against racism, anti-Semitism and xenophobia.

Israeli judge Hadassah Ben-Ito, president of the association, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that the new democracies of Eastern Europe repeatedly asked for documents on the ways used by Western democracies to fight discrimination.

“Such a document, comprising everything done in that field, did not exist until today. This is why we took upon ourselves to publish this compilation of all the laws passed by European countries on that issue,” she said.

The announcement was made Sunday in Paris, in the presence of the highest French judiciary authorities.

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