European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)

 

Welcome to the Website of the European Commission
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


 

Combating racial discrimination and intolerance in Belgium: Round Table of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) in Brussels

Belgium[24/06/2015] In co-operation with the Belgian Inter-federal Centre for Equal Opportunities, ECRI is organising a round table in Brussels on 1 July 2015 to discuss the follow-up given to the recommendations contained in its report on Belgium published in 2014.  [more]

 


Statement by the Council of Europe anti-racism commission on the current humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean

Agora[19/06/2015] The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) wishes to express its grave concern at the current humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean region, which has already cost so many human lives.  [more]


Cooperation between local and equality authorities is crucial for achieving a tolerant and inclusive society, says the Council of Europe Anti-Racism Commission

Study[19/06/2015] The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) of the Council of Europe has published a study reviewing good practices of effective cooperation between local authorities and national Specialised Bodies combating racism and intolerance.   [more]


Council of Europe’s Anti-Racism Commission to prepare report on Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan[18/06/2015]
A delegation of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) visited Azerbaijan from 1 to 5 June 2015 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, LGBT issues and other topics.  [more]

Albania: despite positive developments concerns around intolerant public speech and poor integration of Roma remain, says the Council of Europe’s anti-racism commission

Albania[09/06/2015] The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) today published a new report on Albania analysing recent developments and outstanding issues, and providing recommendations to the authorities.   [more]


Hungary: despite positive developments, concerns remain, such as racist violence and the openly anti-Roma, antisemitic, homophobic and xenophobic hate speech of a radical right-wing populist party, says the Council of Europe’s anti-racism commission

Hungary[09/06/2015]
The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) today published its fifth report on Hungary analysing new developments and outstanding issues, and providing recommendations to the authorities. [more]

Poland: despite new measures, nationalism, intolerance and racism are on the rise, says the Council of Europe’s anti-racism commission

Warsaw[09/06/2015] The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) today published its fifth report on Poland, analysing recent developments and outstanding issues, and providing recommendations to the authorities. [more


Council of Europe’s Anti-Racism Commission publishes conclusions on the implementation of its priority recommendations in respect of Andorra, Croatia, Denmark, Sweden and Ukraine

CoE[09/06/2015]  The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) today published conclusions on the implementation of a number of recommendations made in its country reports on Andorra, Croatia, Denmark, Sweden and Ukraine which had been released in 2012.  [more]


Underreporting of discrimination and hate crime

Palais[26/05/2015] The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) is organising in Strasbourg on 28-29 May 2015 a seminar on the role which the national independent authorities that combat racism and intolerance can play in addressing underreporting of discrimination and hate crime.  [more]


Council of Europe Anti-Racism Commission to prepare report on Cyprus

Cyprus[12/05/2015]  A delegation of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) visited Cyprus from 20 to 24 April 2015 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]


ECRI Round Table in Finland

Finland[04/05/2015] In co-operation with the Finnish Non-Discrimination Ombudsman, ECRI is organising a round table in Helsinki on 7 May 2015 to discuss the follow-up given to the recommendations contained in its report on Finland published in 2013.  [more]


Council of Europe Anti-Racism Commission to prepare report on France

France[02/04/2015] A delegation of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) visited France from 23 to 27 March 2015 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]