Government partners come to agreement on anti-racism bill
After about a year and a half of being unable to come to an agreement, it appears that New Democracy and PASOK have finally…
After about a year and a half of being unable to come to an agreement, it appears that New Democracy and PASOK have finally concluded on the anti-racism bill.
According to a report in Ta Nea, the law will include harsh provisions for Holocaust deniers, while those found guilty of racially-motivated assault will face up to three years imprisonment. Homosexual victims of attacks will also enjoy criminal law protection as the victims of racist violence.
Meanwhile, despite Greece having been condemned by the European Court of Human Rights, the government partners have decided to delay legislating on same-sex civil partnership.
This delay is expected to result in yet another conviction for the Greek state as a further 162 couples have launched a new appeal. The report suggests that PASOK will submit a separate amendment, which will include necessary changes to family law.