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racial profiling

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Petition to Matteo Salvini, Luigi Di Maio, Tiina ASTOLA, Michael O'Flaherty, Atanas Zahariev, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein

Statement on the Italian Interior Minister's declaration of intent to cataloguing Roma

19 June 2018 EN - Statement on the Italian Interior Minister's declaration of intent to cataloguing Roma people in Italy. IT - Dichiarazione sulle intenzioni del Ministero dell'Interno di censire i rom. FR - Communiqué sur la déclaration du Ministre de l’intérieur annonçant sa volonté de recenser les Rroms d’Italie. DE - Stellungnahme zum Vorhaben des italienischen Innenministers, eine Zählung der Rom_nja durchzuführen. *ITALIAN* *FRENCH* and *GERMAN* below We, the undersigned – researchers, activists and concerned citizens in various professional roles across the world – condemn without hesitation Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini's declarations of intent of cataloguing Roma people in Italy. While the Minister has subsequently pointed out that no profiling but only a general collection of data will be carried out, we express serious concern about the Italian government's intentions and policies addressing minorities and foreigners. Racism is a system of control as well as a specific way of understanding society as divided in more and less deserving populations. Targeting a specific group through any measure, including the collection of personal data, is likely to lead to racial and ethnic discrimination. Moreover, the social conditions of Roma people in Italy have extensively been researched and explained. Therefore, any inquiry that is not squarely grounded on already existing and long-term research suffers from intolerable biases. We call upon the government, all political parties, and the civil society across Italy, Europe and the world, to remain vigilant against constant, deliberate as well as unintentional forms of discrimination and racism vis-à-vis any specific group in Italy and beyond. __________________ Noi, firmatari di questa dichiarazione - ricercatori, attivisti e cittadini allarmati, in vari ruoli professionali in diversi paesi - condanniamo senza esitazione l'intenzione del Ministro degli Interni Matteo Salvini di censire le popolazioni rom in Italia. Sebbene il Ministro abbia aggiunto, dopo le sue dichiarazioni, che non si tratta di schedatura ma solo di una ricognizione, esprimiamo grande preoccupazione sulle intenzioni del governo italiano e sulle sue politiche nei confronti di migranti e minoranze. Il razzismo è sia un sistema di controllo sociale sia una visione della società come sistema organizzato in popolazioni con più e popolazioni con meno dignità sociale e politica. Concentrarsi su uno specifico gruppo attraverso qualsiasi misura istituzionale, inclusa la raccolta di dati personali, è la via maestra che conduce alla discriminazione razziale ed etnica. Inoltre, le condizioni sociali delle varie popolazioni rom in Italia sono state analizzate in profondità e spiegate per esteso. Pertanto, qualsiasi indagine che non si basi in modo sostanziale sui risultati di ricerche in profondità e svolte in molti anni sarà in quanto tale viziata da difetti che ne precluderanno l'affidabilità. Chiediamo inoltre al governo, a tutti i partiti politici, e alla società civile in tutta Italia, in Europa e nel mondo, di rimanere vigili nei confronti di forme di discriminazione e razzismo rivolte a qualsiasi gruppo in Italia e nel mondo intero, siano tali forme esplicite e intenzionali oppure mosse da intenzioni non discriminanti. ___________________ Nous, signataires de ce communiqué, chercheurs.euses, activistes et citoyen.ne.s mobilisé.e.s de professions diverses à travers le monde, condamnons fermement la déclaration du Ministre de l’Intérieur italien Matteo Salvini annonçant sa volonté de recenser les Rroms d’Italie. Bien que le Ministre ait ultérieurement précisé que ce recensement relèverait de la simple collecte générale de données et non du profilage racial, nous demeurons inquiets sur les projets et les politiques du gouvernement italien relatifs aux minorités et aux étrangers.  Le racisme est autant un système de contrôle qu’une conception spécifique du partage de la société en populations plus ou moins dignes. Viser un groupe en particulier, que ce soit par la collecte de données personnelles ou toute autre mesure, conduira probablement à des formes de discrimination raciale et ethnique. En outre, les conditions sociales des Rroms d’Italie ont déjà fait l’objet de recherches et d’analyses riches et variées. Dès lors, toute enquête qui ne se fonde pas rigoureusement sur les recherches de longue durée disponibles est d’emblée sujette à des préjugés intolérables. Face aux discriminations et au racisme continuels, qu’ils soient conscients ou non et quel que soit le groupe visé, nous appelons à la vigilance du gouvernement, de l’ensemble des partis politiques et de la société civile, en Italie, en Europe et au-delà. _________________ Wir, die Unterzeichner_innen – internationale Wissenschaftler_innen und Aktivist_innen – verurteilen das Vorhaben des italienischen Innenministers Matteo Salvini, Rom_nja in Italien zählen zu lassen. Auch, wenn der Innenminister darauf hingewiesen hat, dass es sich um keine Zählung handle, sondern lediglich um eine allgemeine Sammlung von Daten, so drücken wir dennoch unsere tiefe Besorgnis über den Umgang der italienischen Regierung mit Minderheiten und Ausländer_innen aus. Rassismus dient der Kontrolle und der Spaltung von Gesellschaft in vermeintlich legitime und illegitime Gruppen. Dass nun eine bestimmte Gruppe von staatlichen Kontrollmaßnahmen betroffen ist, die nicht der Verbesserung ihrer Lebensumstände dient, verstärkt ihre rassistische Diskriminierung. Da die Situation der Rom_nja in Italien wissenschaftlich ausführlich und hinlänglich untersucht worden ist, führt wohl jede Maßnahme der Regierung, die diese wissenschaftliche Expertise ignoriert, zu Diskriminierung. Wir fordern die Regierung, alle im Parlament vertretenen Parteien sowie die Zivilgesellschaft dazu auf, wachsam zu sein hinsichtlich jeglicher willkürlicher wie unbeabsichtigter Formen von Rassismus, in Italien und weltweit. _________________   Alves, Ana Rita (University of Coimbra) Arriaga, Gerardo (University of Birmingham) Badita, Cristina Elena (Babes-Bolyai University Benedict, Anja (University of Birmingham) Caivano, Valentina (USI/ Peace International) Clough Marinaro, Isabella (John Cabot University of Rome) De Leo, Daniela (La Sapienza University of Rome) El-Qasem, Kawthar(Hochschule Düsseldorf, Germany) Erdemli, Veysel (University of Birmingham) Evangelista Javiela (New York City College of Technology, CUNY) Franco, Angela (University of Cambridge) Geldof, Dirk (University of Antwerp, Belgium) Gressgård, Randi (University of Bergen) Grimaldi, Giuseppe (University of Milan-Bicocca) Hilton, Liam (The Prince's Trust, UK) Hoffmann, Felix (Freie University Berlin) Iglesias, Juan (Refugee Chair/International Migration Institute) Ivasiuc, Ana (Justus Liebig University Giessen) Jolly, Andy (University of Birmingham) Kaufhold, Charlie (Justus Liebig University Giessen) Köroğlu, Berivan (European University Viadrina) Kupka, Petr (University of West Bohemia) Last, Tamara (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) Levenson, Zachary (University of California-Berkeley) Lundsteen, Martin (University of Barcelona) Luptak, Lubomir (University of West Bohemia) Maestri, Gaja (University of Leicester) Maharaj, Brij (University of KwaZulu-Natal) Mansai, Faiza (University of Birmingham) McCombs, Jonathan (University of Georgia) Mustafa, Nawal (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) Nowak, Joerg (University of Nottingham) Nur, Nadia (ISTAT - Italian Institute of Statistics) Pagano, Simona (Max Plank Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity) Patchett Emma (Independent postdoctoral scholar, UK)  Pesarini, Angelica (NYU - Florence) Petre, Gabriela (University of Salford) Phillimore, Jenny (University of Birmingham) Picker, Giovanni (University of Birmingham) Reyes, Marison (University of Birmingham) Saributh, Maneeya (University of Birmingham) Sigona, Nando (University of Birmingham) Skobla, Daniel (Institute of Ethnology Slovak Academy of Science) Sotola, Jaroslav (Palacký University of Olomouc) Torino, Giulia (University of Cambridge) Uzoma, Ihuoma (University of Birmingham) van Baar, Huub (University of Giessen and University of Amsterdam) Vincze, Eniko (Babes-Bolyai University) Vrabiescu, Ioana (University of Amsterdam) Walach, Václav (University of West Bohemia) Wetz, Hannah (University of Birmingham) Wilson, Dorrie (Independent Researcher, Belgium) Wimalathissa, Sakunthala (University of Birmingham) Zammarchi, Enrico (The Ohio State University) Zoubir, Zacharias (Université Paris Nanterre)  

Giovanni Picker
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Petition to Pakistan, Prime Minister of Pakistan, Pakistan Army

Stop Racial Profiling of "Pashtuns" in Pakistan

"Pashtuns" are the inhabitants of Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) Province bordering Afghanistan, who have been abused by Pakistan's powerful military for decades in pursuit of its strategic ambitions as well as to maintain its domestic hegemony over State Institutions. Consequently, majority of "Pashtuns" who are peaceful and patriotic citizens of Pakistan, bore the brunt of these ill-fated policies, as their land became the battle ground between the military and the monsters (Taliban) it had itself created. Many Pashtuns were internally displaced as the military continued their heavy handed but ineffective operations. Now Pakistan's military, instead of reviewing its failed policies, has launched another military operation in their area, while Pakistan's government has started "Racial Profiling" of Pashtuns which has made it impossible for them to live and work in other areas of Pakistan, especially in the dominant and prosperous Punjab Province.   Through this petition, we at the Citizens Initiative for Adaptation (Worldwide) - which is an organization devoted to sustainable development in climate affected countries, urge the Prime Minister of Pakistan, and the powerful Chief of its Army, to stop these discriminatory policies as this would deprive millions of Pashtuns living in other parts of the Country of their livelihood as well as jeopardize their safety and security.  Pakistan is already a severely climate-stressed country, such negative and anti-developmental policies will further compound its adaptation problems. Instead, we urge these powerful people to introspect and review their failed policies in order to overcome the problem of "terrorism".  Saquib Mehmood, CEO Citizens Initiative for Adaptation Worldwide      

Citizens Initiative for Adaptation ( CIA)
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