We live in a world full of unrests in many areas, be it politics, the economy, society or culture. More and more people feel insecure and are convinced that their concerns are not being taken seriously. Accepting trangressions of some public actors risks opening the door to intolerance or even hate crimes.
Unrests produce fears. We must take these fears seriously and listen carefully to those who express them. Fears strengthen the inclination towards populism, racism and intolerance. It is important to analyse and understand the reasons for those fears.
On the occasion of Human Rights Day, Justice and Peace Europe wishes to draw attention to the fact that we have an important set of tools to counter these unrests and fears: namely, Human Rights.