Oct 112021

domestic producers of like or directly competitive products; As regards the concept of market disturbance, it should not be invoked in a manner inconsistent with the relevant provisions of their international agreements; If they resort to safeguard measures, they shall do so in accordance with their obligations under international agreements to which they are parties and shall take into account the interests of the parties directly concerned; On 6 October 2020, the OSCE Office of the High Commissioner on National Minorities, in cooperation with the Helsinki Commission, convened “Policing in Diverse Societies: Principles and Good Practices”. The webinar, which provided an exchange of knowledge, challenges and good practices, attracted more than 100 participants, including practitioners, parliamentarians and other representatives of OSCE participating countries. Christophe Kamp, head of the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, opened the online event, one of many that took place next year on the eve of the 15th anniversary of the 2006 Recommendations on Policing in Multi-Ethnic Societies. Participants assessed the continued operational relevance and applicability of these guiding principles, as well as how best to develop their scope. Senator Ben Cardin, the highest-ranking member of the Helsinki Commission and OSCE-Pa Special Representative on Anti-Semitism, Racism and Intolerance, highlighted the legislation that has been put in place in the United States that has focused on prosecution reform as a way forward to protest discriminatory and aggressive police work. “From Russia to Canada, our country is not alone with issues of discriminatory police work and racial justice in the region,” he noted. “In cooperation with the Office of the High Commissioner and other OSCE institutions, we can redouble our efforts to ensure racial justice and the protection of human rights for all, as enshrined in the Helsinki Final Act.” Ambassador Lamberto Zannier, a high-level expert for the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and former OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, highlighted the role of police violence in inter-ethnic conflicts and instability in societies. He spoke about the protests that have erupted throughout the OSCE region following the tragic death of George Floyd and how aspects of the OSCE, such as its police cases and its tolerance and non-discrimination units, could contribute to reducing conflicts in the region. Other speakers were Hilary O. Shelton of the NAACP, who emphasized the urgent need to implement cultural sensitivity and police awareness training. He said this training could reduce discrimination, combat stereotypes and foster relationships between law enforcement and communities. . .


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