Is nationalism and xenophobia gaining influence in Europe?

By Anne Sophie Bonefeld, Head of Communication of Amnesty Denmark,

On Saturday, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, Salil Shetty, will be one of the key note speakers alongside Aryeh Neier who is the President of the Open Society Foundations. Together with other international experts they will map and discuss the implications of the wave of nationalism and xenophobia which increasingly influences mainstream politics in the European societies. Furthermore, they will discuss how to address the challenges that xenophobia creates in terms of protecting and upholding human rights.