EGA - No Hate Alliance Support
[14/12/2015] Support for the No Hate Parliamentary Alliance
President Brasseur and other leading personalities support the No Hate Alliance
The No Hate Parliamentary Assembly is gaining increasing support throughout Europe and beyond. Anne Brasseur, President of the Parliamentary Assembly, announced after her private audience with His Holiness Pope Francis that he had agreed to support the Alliance. Ms Brasseur, who states that political leaders "have a responsibility to join forces to defend the values of democracy, human rights and the rule of law, which are more threatened than ever", seized every opportunity to make the No Hate Alliance known by her high-level interlocutors. She presented it to her international parliamentary counterparts Blanca Alcalá Ruiz, President of the Latin American Parliament, Saber Chowdhury, President of the Inter-parliamentary Union, and Martin Schultz, President of the European Parliament, inviting them to strengthen cooperation. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations, when addressing the Assembly on 23 June 2015, welcomed the creation of the Alliance. On 21 September 2015 Jean Asselborn, Minister of foreign and European Affairs of Luxembourg, currently chairing the Council of the European Union in its Home Affairs Council configuration (JHA), recently expressed his support for the No Hate Alliance and so did Doris Bures, President of the National Council of Austria, on the occasion of a meeting with Ms Brasseur's in Vienna last August. On 29 September 2015, at the next meeting of the No Hate Alliance, Ms Brasseur will share information with Ms Santerini, General rapporteur on combating racism and intolerance, and the other members, on her contacts with these leading international personalities and contribute to the discussion on future activities of the Alliance at national and European level.