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Final Report from: Consultative Commission on Racism and Xenophobia [commonly called the Kahn Report], 23 May 1995

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Microsoft Word - Kahn report 6906/1/95 ery/STCS/pj EN 1 EUROPEAN UNION Brussels, 23 May 1995 (26.05) THE COUNCIL (OR.f,en) 6906/1/95 REV 1 LIMITE RAXEN 24 FINAL REPORT from: Consultative Commission on Racism and Xenophobia to :Permanent Representatives Committee/General Affairs Council Subject: Activities of the Consultative Commission on Racism and Xenophobia – Final Report The Consultative Commission on Racism and Xenophobia submits herewith the final report on its activities. 6906/1/95 ery/STCS/pj EN 2 Consultative Commission on Racism and Xenophobia FINAL REPORT April 1995 I. INTRODUCTION The European Council in Corfu on 24 and 25 June 1994 welcomed the Franco/German initiative against racism and xenophobia, which proposed, inter alia, the setting up of a Consultative Commission. Its mandate, timetable and work programme were laid down by the European Council and further specified by the General Affairs Council. The Consultative Commission was instructed to "make recommendations, geared as far as possible to national and local circumstances, on cooperation between governments and the various social bodies in favour of encouraging tolerance, understanding and harmony with foreigners". The Consultative Commission on Racism and Xenophobia has met regularly since September 1994 under the chairmanship of Mr Jean KAHN. Observers from the European Parliament and the Council of Europe have taken part in the Commission's discussions. The Consultative Commission set up three subcommittees and an ad hoc Working Party, viz.: –the Subcommittee on Education and Training, chaired by Mr Bengt GUSTAFSSON; –the Subcommittee on Information, Communications and the Media, chaired by Ms Uta WÜRFEL; –the Subcommittee on Police and Justice, chaired by Baroness Shreela FLATHER; –an ad hoc Working Party, chaired by Professo

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