Antisemitism the ‘canary in the coalmine of global hatred’, UN expert

18 October 2019

The growth of antisemitism worldwide is a sign that other forms of hatred and xenophobia are becoming more destructive and widespread, the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Ahmed Shaheed, warned on Friday.

Speaking to Conor Lennon from UN News, Mr. Shaheed, a former foreign minister for the Maldives, also explained what his role as a Special Rapporteur entails, what drives him to speak out about human rights abuses, and the recent elections to the Human Rights Council.

Mr. Shaheed began by confirming that the global rise in antisemitic violence is significant and worrying.

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