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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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Statement by the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance concerning Ukraine

[27/03/2014]
The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) of the Council of Europe wishes to express its grave concern at serious allegations of intimidation and discrimination against Ukrainian speakers and Tatars in the Crimean region of Ukraine, now under the de facto control of the Russian Federation.  [more]

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

Greece[24/03/2014]
A delegation of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) visited Greece from 9 to 14 March 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, political extremism, the situation of irregular migrants and LGBT issues.  [more]

Political leaders have central role to play in countering racism and hate crime, say heads of European human rights institutions on International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

21 March[21/03/2014] Political will and leadership are vital to countering racism, discrimination and hate crime, the heads of three intergovernmental human rights institutions said today in a joint statement on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. [more


UN and Council of Europe experts join forces to fight racism and hate speech in Europe and beyond

Agora[20/03/2014] Two key international expert mechanisms for the fight against racism, intolerance and xenophobia have combined forces to strengthen this fight in Europe and beyond, on the occasion of the International Day on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.  [more]

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

Norway[19/03/2014] A delegation of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) visited Norway from 10 to 14 March 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 Belgium

Belgium[25/02/2014] The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) today published its fifth report on Belgium. ECRI’s Chair, Mr Christian Ahlund, noted steps forward, but also a number of issues, such as the problematic application of the anti-discrimination legislation in certain areas and certain questionable aspects of the integration programmes. [more]


Council of Europe Anti-Racism Commission publishes new report on Germany

Germany[25/02/2014]  The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) today published its fifth report on Germany. Christian Ahlund, Chair of ECRI, said that there are positive developments but that some concerns remain, including the lack of facilities and resources to assist victims of discrimination and the under-representation of children of immigrant background in pre-schools and secondary schools preparing pupils for university. [more]


Council of Europe’s Anti-Racism Commission publishes conclusions on the implementation of its priority recommendations in respect of Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Spain and Turkey

Agora[25/02/2014] 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 Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Spain and Turkey which had been released in 2011.  [more]


Council of Europe’s Anti-Racism Commission and Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities to prepare reports on Bulgaria

Bulgaria[29/11/2013] A delegation of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) and a delegation of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities conducted a joint visit to Bulgaria from 10 to 15 November 2013 as the first step in the preparation of respective monitoring reports. During the visit, ECRI´s delegation gathered information on legislation, hate speech, violence, integration policies, LGBT issues and other topics. The Advisory Committee delegation collected information on the implementation of the recommendations it had made to the authorities in its previous Opinions and discussed new issues that had emerged since.   [more]


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

Slovakia[15/11/2013] A delegation of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) visited Slovakia from 4 to 8 November 2013 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]