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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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Strong surge of nationalistic populism, xenophobic hate speech were key challenges in Europe in 2016

Agora[22/06/2017] A strong surge of nationalistic populism, continued efforts to integrate migrants, and the response of European states to the continued Islamist terror attacks that struck Europe in 2016 were the main developments identified by the Council of Europe’s anti-racism commission (ECRI) in its annual report published today.  [more]


Seminar of revision of General Policy Recommendation No.2

NSBR[18/05/2017]  Twenty years after the adoption of the original version of GPR No. 2 in 1997, ECRI decided to revise its text in order to include the experience and the many good practices that have developed during this time. The revised text shall help to further strengthen specialised bodies, which are vital for advancing equality and for eliminating racism and intolerance in a sustained manner. The seminar aims at discussing the draft developed by ECRI’s working group with specialised bodies and to include their experience and standpoints.   [more]


Concerns about tightening of family reunification rules in Denmark, but good progress of diversity in policing

Denmark[16/05/2017]  The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) today published its fifth report on Denmark in which it analyses recent developments and outstanding issues and makes recommendations to the authorities.   [more]


Serbian authorities should acknowledge Srebrenica massacre as genocide, eradicate racism among football fans, and address violence against Roma and LGBT

Serbia[16/05/2017]  Despite progress in anti-discrimination legislation, strong efforts to reconcile with the war past, and improvement of the situation of Roma, much needs to be done in Serbia to address the continued rise in hate speech, fight racism among sports fans, protect Roma and LGBT persons and step up the prosecution of war crimes, said the Council of Europe anti-discrimination commission in its new report published today.  [more]


Council of Europe’s anti-racism commission publishes conclusions on the implementation of priority recommendations by Bulgaria, Romania, the Slovak Republic and Switzerland

Agora[16/05/2017]  The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) today published its conclusions on the implementation of its priority recommendations made in 2014 to Bulgaria, Romania, the Slovak Republic and Switzerland.  [more]


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

Malta[11/05/2017] A delegation of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) visited Malta from 2 to 5 May 2017, as the first step in the preparation of a monitoring report.  [more]


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

Croatia[04/05/2017]  A delegation of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) visited Croatia from 24 to 28 April 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]


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]

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

CA[01/07/2016]  Interview


 
 
Crowley 2016