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


 



Growing anti-immigrant sentiment and Islamophobia were among key trends in 2015, says Council of Europe anti- racism body

CoE[26/05/2016] The ongoing migration crisis and the terror attacks were the key factors that influenced public debate and policies in Europe in 2015, said the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) in its annual report published today. 
[Press release]
[Interview with Mr Christian Ahlund, Chair of ECRI]


Seminar of the Council of Europe’s Anti-Racism Commission for national independent authorities combating racism and intolerance

Agora[12/05/2016]
The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) is organising in Strasbourg on 26-27 May 2016 a seminar on the national Specialised Bodies' role in advising legislative and executive authorities and other stakeholders.  [more]

Irregularly present migrants: “firewalls” needed to prevent denying human rights through sharing personal data

GPR16[10/05/2016]
To prevent state and private sector actors from effectively denying migrants’ human rights, social services providers must be prohibited from sharing the personal data of irregularly present migrants with immigration authorities, says the Council of Europe’s anti-discrimination body in the new set of policy recommendations to European governments issued today.
[Press release]
[Interview]

Council of Europe Anti-Racism Commission to prepare reports on Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Iceland

CoE[11/04/2016] In March and April 2016 the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) visited Andorra (7-9 March), Bosnia and Herzegovina (7-11 March) and Iceland (4-7 April) as the first step in the preparation of monitoring reports.  [more]


States should sanction the use of hate speech, while safeguarding freedom of expression, says Council of Europe anti-racism commission

GPR15[21/03/2016]  Encouraging speedy reactions by public figures to hate speech, promoting self-regulation of media, raising awareness of the dangerous consequences of hate speech, withdrawing financial and other support from political parties that actively use hate speech and criminalising its most extreme manifestations, while respecting freedom of expression, are among the general policy recommendations issued today by the Council of Europe’s anti-racism commission.  [more]


International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination: Attacks against refugees, asylum seekers and migrants are unacceptable, say heads of European human rights institutions

International Day[21/03/2016]  On the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the heads of Europe’s main intergovernmental human rights institutions call for a strong response to xenophobic attacks against migrants, asylum seekers and refugees, and call on governments and state authorities to uphold their international obligations in this regard. [more]


C/span>ouncil of Europe Anti-Racism Commission to prepare report on Luxembourg

Luxembourg[15/03/2016]  A delegation of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) visited Luxembourg from 1 to 4 March 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 expresses concern at the rise of hate speech and violence motivated by racism and intolerance in France

France[01/03/2016] The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) today publishes its fifth report on France in which it analyses recent developments and outstanding issues and makes recommendations to the authorities.  [more]


Discrimination against religious minorities and LGBT on the rise, law enforcement deficient in Georgia, says Anti-Racism Commission of the Council of Europe

Georgia[01/03//2016] The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) today published its fourth report on Georgia, analysing recent developments and outstanding issues, and providing recommendations to the authorities. [more]


Monaco: anti-discrimination provisions need to be strengthened and foreigners better integrated, says Council of Europe Anti-Racism Commission

Monaco[01/03/2016] The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) today publishes a new report on Monaco in which it analyses recent developments and outstanding issues and makes recommendations to the authorities. [more]