Brexit shows need for politicians to stamp out racism says expert

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UN Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism, Mutuma Ruteere. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

Politicians have a responsibility in the wake of the UK's decision to leave the European Union not to play on people's fears over migration, causing racist and xenophobic sentiment and hate crimes.

That's the view of UN Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism, Mutuma Ruteere, who's attending the Human Rights Council in Geneva.

He spoke to Daniel Johnson and started by highlighting the rising trend in inflammatory statements circulating on the internet and the need for more international cooperation.

Duration: 3'45"

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