Recommendations to the U.S. Delegation to the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting
Antisemitism and other forms of hate-based violence are on the rise in Europe. Steps taken in the name of national security often contribute to more division and instability. This has been true in France where the extended state of emergency and the recently proposed burkini ban further alienate already vulnerable communities.
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) will convene its annual Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) in Warsaw from September 19 – 30. The purpose of this meeting is to assess participating States’ progress with their human dimension commitments. U.S. leadership on rights-respecting approaches to the security challenges facing Europe is essential.