WithNatalie Alkiviadou
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The financial crisis, the arrival of migrants and refugees, combined with the lack of coherent migration and asylum policies on national and regional scales, the global economic and financial crisis as well as the terrorist attacks carried out by, inter alia, the Islamic State, as single phenomena or in combination with each other, have created fertile soil upon which far-right political parties, non-party groups and the subculture milieu have mobilised support. In this light, the far-right is a phenomenon tainting the European reality on a national and regional level, the U.S. and beyond, to include countries such as Brazil. The situation in particular countries, such as Greece and Hungary, reveal the significant effects of the rhetoric and activities of the far-right on the rule of law, human rights and, in the case of Greece, on human life. Moreover, the far-right as organised in any form, be it a political party, a non-party group or the subculture milieu, poses a threat to doctrines, such as the rule of law, and is destructive to the rights and freedoms of its victims on a micro (individual), meso (community) and macro (societal) level.