Criticism from the SPD: the interior Ministry defended the rejection of racism-study

The German interior Ministry explained on Monday, closer, why, first, no study on racism in the police in order to be given. There is a whole series of measures

Criticism from the SPD: the interior Ministry defended the rejection of racism-study

The German interior Ministry explained on Monday, closer, why, first, no study on racism in the police in order to be given. There is a whole series of measures to combat racism and right-wing extremism are planned, the results of which they wanted to first wait and see, said Ministry spokesman Steve age on Monday. It should be made "one step after the other". The Minister of interior of the Federation and the countries had decided in February after the right-wing extremist plot of hall, to establish the constitutional protection of a "Central office" against right-wing extremism in the Public service, and also a location to create the image on right-wing extremism in the Public service. The Work on the picture of the situation to run until the end of the summer, first of all, the results on right-wing extremism in the safety authorities are to be presented, however, there is between the authorities of the Federation and the countries need for Coordination on the criteria.

Helene Bubrowski

Political correspondent in Berlin.

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The European Commission against racism and intolerance (ECRI), which is located under the umbrella of the Council of Europe, has recommended in its latest report on Germany, published in mid-March, the police authorities of the Federation and the länder, a study on Racial Profiling; also measures to end and prevent Racial Profiling should be developed and implemented. Racial Profiling is a policing approach to the people because of their skin color or other external characteristics classified as suspicious, and therefore without concrete grounds for suspicion to be controlled. In Germany, Profiling is Racial banned due to violation of the principle of equal treatment. "It will not be tolerated in the Federal police control and investigation continue actions on racist motives," said the Ministry spokesman. There is also in Germany, individual cases of Racial Profiling, this was not a "structural Problem".

From the SPD and the Opposition's criticism of the opposition came in the attitude of Federal interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU). Federal justice Minister Christine Lambrecht (SPD) said on Monday in the ZDF: "It would be important that we can carry out the study." It is not a matter of "to put someone under suspicion". The Deputy SPD Chairman Kevin Kühnert said the magazine "der Spiegel": "A study could be conducted in an objective discussion of facts in verse. This opportunity threatens to squander Seehofer now.“ The green inner politician Irene Mihalic accused Seehofer of a "stubborn Denial".

Updated Date: 06 July 2020, 18:19

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