Annual survey warns of severe consequences of ignoring global hate crime towards minorities and indigenous peoples

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Hate crime towards minorities and indigenous peoples is a daily reality in many countries across the globe, says Minority Rights Group International (MRG) in its annual report, but is often ignored by authorities.

The international organisation’s flagship report, State of the World's Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2014 , focuses on ‘Freedom from hate’ and presents compelling evidence showing that hate crime and hate speech are prevalent in all regions of the world.

But hate crime is widely ignored, under-reported and often left unchecked by governments, resulting in escalating violence against minorities, says MRG in the report. Read more...

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