Report of the UN Rapporteur on racism in Germany

on “contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance


Despite the general recognition that integration should be a two-way process involving both migrants and German society, a number of civil society organizations have pointed out that the debate so far has focused solely on the “responsibility” of migrants to integrate, a term which in many instances is interchangeably used to mean assimilation. According to many of the Special Rapporteur’s interlocutors, similarly to the provisions of the National Action Plan against Racism, the question of broader socio-economic structures that enable a proper integration of migrants has generally been avoided. (..) Read more