Governments need to improve data to fight racism and discrimination

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Anti-racism protesters are seen at a rally ouside Parramatta Mosque after a Friday prayer, in Sydney, Australia, 09 October 2015.

UN independent expert on racism, Mutuma Ruteere, said that more reliable data are needed to combat racism and discrimination


Governments need to improve data collection as a mean to better assess the situation of vulnerable groups, UN independent expert on racism, Mutuma Ruteere told the UN General Assembly on 3 November.

Ruteere noted that “the right to be free from discrimination includes the right to access information that could serve as evidence to prove discrimination.” He added that “the lack of disaggregated data has led to a serious information gap that limits the effective identification of population gro...


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