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xenophobia

Definition(s)

Attitudes, prejudices and behaviour that reject, exclude and often vilify persons, based on the perception that they are outsiders or foreigners to the community, society or national identity.

Source(s)

UNESCO Glossary of migration-related terms

Translations

  • BG: ксенофобия
  • CS: xenofobie
  • DE: Ausländerfeindlichkeit / Fremdenfeindlichkeit / Xenophobie
  • EL: ξενοφοβία
  • EN: xenophobia
  • ES: xenofobia
  • ET: ksenofoobia / võõraviha
  • FI: muukalaispelko, muukalaisviha; vieraanpelko, vierasviha
  • FR: xénophobie
  • GA: seineafóibe
  • HU: xenofóbia/ idegengyűlölet
  • IT: xenofobia
  • LT: ksenofobija
  • LV: ksenofobija
  • MT: Ksenofobija
  • NL: xenofobie
  • PL: ksenofobia
  • PT: xenofobia
  • RO: xenofobie
  • SK: xenofóbia
  • SL: ksenofobija
  • SV: främlingsfientlighet
  • NO: fremmedfrykt (b); framandfrykt (n)

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Note(s)

1. According to the EU acquis, and specifically Art. 1 of Framework Decision 2008/913/JHA, offences concerning racism and xenophobia are considered to be:
(a) publicly inciting to violence or hatred directed against a group of persons or a member of such a group defined by reference to race, colour, religion, descent or national or ethnic origin;
(b) the commission of an act referred to in point (a) by public dissemination or distribution of tracts, pictures or other material;
(c) publicly condoning, denying or grossly trivialising crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes as defined in Articles 6, 7 and 8 of the Statute of the International Criminal Court, directed against a group of persons or a member of such a group defined by reference to race, colour, religion, descent or national or ethnic origin when the conduct is carried out in a manner likely to incite violence or hatred against such a group or a member of such a group;
(d) publicly condoning, denying or grossly trivialising the crimes defined in Art. 6 of the Charter of the International Military Tribunal appended to the London Agreement of 8 August 1945, directed against a group of persons or a member of such a group defined by reference to race, colour, religion, descent or national or ethnic origin when the conduct is carried out in a manner likely to incite violence or hatred against such a group or a member of such a group.