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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.

 

 

The News



“Sami – the People, their Culture and Languages and the Council of Europe”

Sami[04/12/2014]  Members of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI), the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM) and the Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (ECRML) brought their expertise together in Inari (Finland) to discuss together with Sami representatives from Finland, Norway, Sweden how the Council of Europe human-rights monitoring mechanisms can address the question of “Sami – the People, their Culture and Languages and the Council of Europe”. [more]


Council of Europe Anti-Racism Commission to prepare report on the Czech Republic

Czech Republic[02/12/2014] A delegation of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) visited the Czech Republic from 24 to 28 November 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 Anti-Racism Commission to prepare report on Estonia

Estonia[27/11/2014] A delegation of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) visited Estonia from 17 to 21 November 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]


ECRI Round Table in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo[13/11/2014] In co-operation with the Institution of the Human Rights Ombudsman of Bosnia and Herzegovina, ECRI is organising a round table in Sarajevo on 19 November 2014 to discuss the follow-up given to the recommendations contained in its report on Bosnia and Herzegovina published in 2011 and the relevant conclusions published in 2014.  [more]


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

Austria[12/11/2014] A delegation of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) visited Austria from 3 to 7 November 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]


Symposium on equality data (Brussels, 26 November 2014)

Ethnic statistics[14/10/2014] On 26 November 2014, the European Network Against Racism (ENAR), the Open Society Foundations (OSF) and the Migration Policy Group (MPG) are organising a symposium on equality data in Brussels, under the auspices of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe.

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

Albania[02/10/2014] A delegation of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) visited Albania from 15 to 19 September 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]


ECRI Round Table in the Republic of Moldova

Moldova RT[23/09/2014] In co-operation with the Ministry of Justice and the Council on the Prevention and Elimination of Discrimination and Ensuring Equality of the Republic of Moldova, ECRI is organising a round table in Chisinau on 30 September 2014 to discuss the follow-up given to the recommendations contained in its 2013 report on the Republic of Moldova. [more]


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]