Author Archive of Lokman

EMISCO becomes a participant member in the Fundamental Rights Platform

We are glad to inform all our Members that EMISCO has been accepted as a participant in the Fundamental Rights Platform. The Fundamental Rights Platform (FRP) is FRA’s network of civil society organisations. Through this network, participant organisations can play an active role in FRA’s work. With over 300 civil society organisations working on numerous fundamental rights issues across the EU, the FRP is the agency’s channel for cooperation

Read more
Press Release – Aggression Against Palestinians In Gaza Must Stop

Press Release Aggression Against Palestinians In Gaza Must Stop Strasbourg, 21/07/2014  EMISCO - The European Muslim Initiative for Social Cohesion - joins the voice of the international community in strongly condemning the continued and intensified operations by the State of Israel against the innocent Palestinians in Gaza. EMISCO is especially apprehensive of the launching of land operations that are taking place in addition to the air and sea

Read more
Press Release on Gaza situation

Strasbourg, 14/07/2014  EMISCO urges Intergovernmental Organisations and International Community to stop this madness now Normally, EMISCO - European Muslim Initiative for Social Cohesion does not take sides in territorial conflicts, condemn or support any given country nor do we issue statements of intent in political disputes outside Europe. We work for the socio-economic, cultural and religions rights of the Muslim communities as well as the

Read more
EMISCO Side Event at OSCE in Vienna

How to combat cyber hate crimes while respecting freedom of expression: The challenge of countering anti-Muslim hatred on the Internet The phenomenal success and expansion of the internet has positively transformed our lives beyond recognition in the past decade. Real-time instant communication at the tip of our fingers have revolutionised the ways in which we interact with each other and have given a voice to individuals and communities that can

Read more
EMISCO’s Press Statement

European Parliament Elections 2014 have resulted in big gains for extreme far right and anti-EU parties. Many anti-minorities and anti-Islam MEPs are voted in through a democratic process, that clearly shows how racism has infiltrated so deeply in so many minds. One MEP has a leader with a swastika tattoo, one wants to rid his entire country of Muslims, another has a founder who suggested releasing the Ebola virus on migrants. This is the kind of

Read more
Impunity and Responsibilities after Crime Against Humanity and Ethnic Cleansing

International Roundtable organized by EMISCO ”Impunity and Responsibilities after Crime Against Humanity and Ethnic Cleansing” Thursday, 05th December 2013 14.00 - 17.00 European Parliament Brussels Room ASP 3H1Clic here for the Final Agenda of EMISCO Roundtable

Read more
FRA surveys on hate crimes against Jewish, Muslim and LGBT groups in EU

European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights surveys on hate crimes against Jewish, Muslim and LGBT groups in EU On 1st and 2nd October 2013, FRA – European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights held a very beneficial stakeholders meeting in Vienna with various NGOs working with hate crimes. FRA presented its three surveys covering hate crimes against the three above-mentioned groups. Participants then shared their experiences and exchanged ideas.

Read more
International Conference on Islamophobia: Law & Media

International Conference on Islamophobia: Law & Media 12-13 September 2013 – Istanbul Islamophobia, which is a term used to express the groundless fear and intolerance of Islam and Muslims, has swept the world, becoming detrimental to international peace especially in recent years. The fear and hatred of Islam is the factor that not only exposes 1.6 billion Muslims to various negativities but also removes the tolerance which is a common ground

Read more
Symposium International sur la Lutte contre l’Islamophobie à l’UNESCO

Jeudi 4 Juillet 2013 UNESCO PARIS Salle IX 7 Place de Fontenoy - Paris 7ème Concept L'islamophobie, alimentée par les idées rétrogrades du « choc des civilisations » et de l’incompatibilité culturelle par rapport aux valeurs occidentales, s’est propagée avec une constante radicalisation après le 11 septembre, associé dans l'esprit de beaucoup de gens avec le fondamentalisme et même le terrorisme. Une série de débats publics et de

Read more
Draft Program of the “Prevention of Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing” symposium

“Prevention of Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing” symposium 9-10 July 2013 Sarajevo/Bosnia  Draft Agenda First Day:  9 July 2013 10.00 - 14.00 Arrival of participants and guests 14.30 Departure from hotel to exhibition 15.00  Exhibition : “From Khojaly to Srebrenica” (in Novi Pazar) 16.30  Departure from exhibition to the : Meeting in Parliament, Local protocol, Religious Communities, International Organizations and media 17.30  Cultural

Read more