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Grant citizenship to all stateless children, Estonia urged

Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, has urged the Estonian authorities to grant citizenship to all stateless children in the country.

“In Estonia there are 1200 stateless children – all children should be granted citizenship automatically at birth even when their parents are stateless,” Mr. Muižnieks said after concluding his three-day visit to Estonia. “It is in the best interests of the child to hold citizenship from birth as this is key to enjoying fully all human rights.”

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Students in Australia encouraged to learn about diversity

Australia’s Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Senator Kate Lundy, has encouraged schools to access the interactive Harmony Day educational resources now available online to teach students about diversity, harmony and belonging.

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Australia world class in multiculturalism – Minister

Australia should be proud of its world-class settlement services, the Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Senator Kate Lundy, has said.

Ms. Lundy made the remarks at the Migration & Multiculturalism: Lessons from Europe and Australia conference in Canberra.

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Stop racist violence, Greece told

The government of Greece must act to stop the “impunity for the rising number of racist crimes in Greece,” Nils Muižnieks, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, has said.

In a statement following his five-day visit to Greece, Mr. Muižnieks said: “The police, prosecutors and courts need to become fully acquainted with and give effect to existing anti-racism legislation, including the International Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination by which Greece is bound.”

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Step up fight against human trafficking, France told

The Council of Europe’s group of experts on action against trafficking in human beings (GRETA) has urged the French authorities to take a number of steps to improve the country’s fight against trafficking in human beings.

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