European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)

   

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against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)

 
ECRI is a human rights body of the Council of Europe, composed of independent experts, which monitors problems of racism, xenophobia, antisemitism, intolerance and discrimination on grounds such as “race”, national/ethnic origin, colour, citizenship, religion and language (racial discrimination); it prepares reports and issues recommendations to member States.

 

The News


 



Council of Europe’s Anti-racism Commission to prepare report on Ukraine

Ukraine[30/11/2016]  A delegation of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) visited Ukraine from 21 to 25 November 2016, as the first step in the preparation of its 5th monitoring report on the country. The visit was conducted in parallel with a visit by a delegation of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities and a delegation of the Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages.  [more]


European day to end child sex abuse: irregular migrant children are among the most vulnerable, says Council of Europe’s Anti-racism Commission

Migrant child[14/11/2016] 18 November will mark European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse. [more]


Combating racial discrimination and intolerance in Norway: a Round Table of the Anti-racism Commission of the Council of Europe in Oslo

Norway[04/11/2016] In co-operation with the Norwegian Equality and Anti-Discrimination Ombud (LDO), the European Commission against racism and intolerance (ECRI) is organising a round table in Oslo on 8 November 2016 to discuss the follow-up to the recommendations of its 2015 report on Norway. [more]

 


Racial discrimination and intolerance in the Czech Republic - Council of Europe´s Anti-racism Commission to hold a round table in Prague

Czech Republic[27/10/2016] The Council of Europe’s European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI), in co-operation with the Czech Public Defender of Rights and the Minister for Human Rights, Equal Opportunities and Legislation, is organising a round table in Prague on 3 November to discuss the follow-up given to the recommendations contained in ECRI´s latest monitoring report on the Czech Republic, published in 2015. [more]


Council of Europe Anti-racism Commission to prepare report on Montenegro

Montenegro[25/10/2016] A delegation of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) visited Montenegro from 17 to 20 October as the first step in the preparation of a monitoring report. During its visit, ECRI´s delegation gathered information on legislation, hate speech, violence, integration policies and LGBT issues.  [more]


Council of Europe Anti-racism Commission to prepare report on Denmark

Denmark[06/10/2016] A delegation of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) visited Denmark from 26 to 30 September as the first step in the preparation of a monitoring report. During its visit, ECRI´s delegation gathered information on legislation, hate speech, violence, integration policies and LGBT issues.   [more]


Council of Europe Anti-racism Commission to prepare report on Serbia

Serbia[05/10/2016] A delegation of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) visited Serbia from 26 to 30 September as the first step in the preparation of a monitoring report. During its visit, ECRI´s delegation gathered information on legislation, hate speech, violence, integration policies and LGBT issues.   [more]


Armenia must bridge gaps in legislation, tackle hate speech and violence, says Council of Europe’s Anti-racism Commission

Armenia[04/10/2016]
Armenia has shown determination in fighting racism and intolerance, integrating refugees and supporting ethnic minorities. However, numerous legislation gaps, rise in hate speech and violence, and institutional shortcomings remain of concern, said the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) in its new report published today. [more]

Anti-racism Commission concerned by deterioration of conditions for vulnerable groups in Turkey

Turkey[04/10/2016]
The Council of Europe’s Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) today published its fifth report on Turkey in which it analyses recent developments and makes recommendations to the authorities. While noting positive institutional and legal changes, ECRI expressed concern over the deterioration of conditions of such vulnerable groups as refugees, Kurds, Roma, as well as LGBT persons. [more]

Anti-racism experts highlight increasing hate speech and racist violence in the UK

United Kingdom[04/10/2016] Alongside several positive developments, the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) has highlighted a number of areas of concern in its latest report on the United Kingdom.[more]


Malta: Council of Europe’s Anti-racism Commission publishes conclusions on the implementation of its priority recommendations

Agora[04/10/2016]  The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) today published conclusions on the implementation of three priority recommendations made in its 2013 country report on Malta.  [more]


Interview with Mr Christian Ahlund, Chair of ECRI, by Sputnik Radio

CA[01/07/2016]  Interview