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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


 

Crowley 2016

Education to promote inclusion and mutual respect essential to counter hate speech, say heads of European human rights institutions on International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

21March[21/03/2017]  Promoting inclusion and mutual respect through education and strong positive narratives are essential to preventing incitement to hatred and countering hate speech in the digital age, the heads of three European human rights institutions said in a joint statement on today’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.  [more]

Interview with Mr Christian Ahlund, Chair of ECRI

 


Council of Europe Anti-racism Commission to prepare report on San Marino

SanMarino[16/03/2017]  A delegation of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) visited San Marino from 7 to 9 March 2017 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 to prepare report on Sweden

Sweden[02/03/2017]  A delegation of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) visited Sweden from 20 to 24 February 2017 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 to prepare report on Spain

Spain[02/03/2017] A delegation of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) visited Spain from 20 to 24 February 2017 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]


Andorra has sharpened its criminal law but should reinforce its anti-discrimination body, says Council of Europe’s Anti-racism Commission

Andorra[28/02/2017] In a report published today, the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) concludes that Andorra has made progress in improving criminal law provisions to combat racism and discrimination. However, additional measures are needed, such as ensuring the existence of a specialised anti-discrimination body or the adoption of legislation introducing the principle of the sharing of the burden of proof in discrimination cases. [more]


Bosnia and Herzegovina: Council of Europe’s Anti-racism Commission denounces a lack of political willingness to build an inclusive society

Bosnia[28/02/2017]
The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) today publishes its third report on Bosnia and Herzegovina in which it analyses recent developments and outstanding issues and makes recommendations to the authorities. [more]

Council of Europe’s Anti-racism Commission concerned about increasing racist discourse in Iceland, but finds good progress in LGBT rights

Iceland[28/02/2017]
The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) today publishes its fifth report on Iceland in which it analyses recent developments and outstanding issues and makes recommendations to the authorities. [more]

Luxembourg: Xenophobia on the internet, a weak equality body and lack of a new action plan on integration are issues of high concern says Council of Europe’s Anti-racism Commission

Luxembourg[28/02/2017] The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) today publishes its fifth report on Luxembourg, in which it analyses recent developments and makes recommendations to the authorities. [more]


Germany and Belgium: Council of Europe’s Anti-racism Commission assesses implementation of its priority recommendations

Agora[28/02/2017]  The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) today published its conclusions on the implementation of its priority recommendations made in 2014 to Germany and Belgium.  [more]


Statement by the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) on recent events in Turkey

CoE[19/12/2016] ECRI firmly condemns the coup attempt on 15 July 2016 and the series of terrorist attacks in Turkey. It deeply regrets the suffering of the victims of these tragic events, including the latest bomb attacks on 10 and 17 December 2016.  [more]


Council of Europe’s Anti-racism Commission to prepare report on Ukraine

Ukraine[30/11/2016]  A delegation of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) visited Ukraine from 21 to 25 November 2016, as the first step in the preparation of its 5th monitoring report on the country. The visit was conducted in parallel with a visit by a delegation of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities and a delegation of the Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages.  [more]


European day to end child sex abuse: irregular migrant children are among the most vulnerable, says Council of Europe’s Anti-racism Commission

Migrant child[14/11/2016] 18 November will mark European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse. [more]


Interview with Mr Christian Ahlund, Chair of ECRI, by Sputnik Radio

CA[01/07/2016]  Interview