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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.

 

 

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Council of Europe’s Anti-Racism Commission publishes new report on Bulgaria

Bulgaria[16/09/2014]
The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) today published its fifth report on Bulgaria. ECRI’s Chair, Mr Christian Ahlund, noted steps forward, but also a number of outstanding issues, such as low achievement in education and disproportionately high drop-out rates among Roma pupils, and the climate of intolerance and xenophobia against refugees. [more]

Council of Europe’s Anti-Racism Commission publishes new report on Slovakia

Slovakia[16/09/2014]
The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) today published its fifth report on Slovakia. ECRI’s Chair, Mr Christian Ahlund, noted steps forward, but also a number of outstanding issues, such as the problematic application of the anti-discrimination law and the slow implementation of the Roma integration programmes.  [more]

Council of Europe’s Anti-Racism Commission publishes new report on Slovenia

Slovenia[16/09/2014] The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) today published its fourth report on Slovenia. ECRI’s Chair, Mr Christian Ahlund, noted steps forward, but also a number of outstanding issues, such as persistent widespread discrimination against Roma and an atmosphere of hostility towards the “erased”. [more


Council of Europe’s Anti-Racism Commission publishes new report on Switzerland

Switzerland[16/09/2014] The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) today publishes its fifth report on Switzerland. Christian Ahlund, Chair of ECRI, said that there are positive developments but that some concerns remain, including the rise of xenophobia and insufficient support for the integration of some migrants.  [more]


ECRI calls for timely action against political parties that promote racism

Annual report[10/07/2014] The Council of Europe’s European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) today published its annual report, calling for timely action against extremist organisations that promote racism to avoid an escalation of violence and related criminal activities. [more]


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

Poland[03/07/2014] A delegation of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) visited Poland from 23 to 27 June 2014 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]

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland
copyright Mr Mariusz Kosiński
 

ECRI Round Table in the Netherlands

The Hague[24/06/2014] In co-operation with the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights, ECRI is organising a round table in The Hague on 30 June 2014 to discuss the follow-up given to the recommendations contained in its 2013 report on the Netherlands.   [more]


64th plenary meeting of the Council of Europe’s Anti-Racism Commission

Palais[23/06/2014] The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) held its 64th plenary meeting in Strasbourg on 17-20 June 2014. It exchanged views with the President of the European Court of Human Rights, the Personal Representatives on tolerance and non-discrimination of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and the Chairman of the UN Intergovernmental Working Group on the Effective Implementation of the Durban Declaration.  [more]


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

Hungary[18/06/2014] A delegation of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) visited Hungary from 2 to 6 June 2014 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]


Council of Europe’s Anti-Racism Commission publishes new report on Romania

Romania[03/06/2014] The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) today published its fourth report on Romania. ECRI’s Chair, Mr Christian Ahlund, noted progress as well as a number of outstanding issues, such as the problematic application of the legislation on religious freedom and the slow implementation of strategies for Roma integration.  [more]


Council of Europe’s Anti-Racism Commission publishes conclusions on the implementation of its priority recommendations in respect of Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Lithuania, Monaco and Serbia

Agora[03/06/2014] The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) today published conclusions on the implementation of a number of priority recommendations made in its country reports on Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Lithuania, Monaco and Serbia which had been released in 2011.  [more]


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

NSBR2014[21/05/2014] The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) organises a seminar for national independent authorities combating racism and intolerance to review examples of partnerships between these institutions and local authorities in countering hate speech and racist and homo/transphobic violence and in facilitating the integration of vulnerable groups.  [more]