Portugal: significant progress, but concern about allegations of racist violence of the police and school drop-out of Roma

2 October 2018 Strasbourg, France

In a report on Portugal published today, the Council of Europe’s European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) welcomes significant progress in LGBT rights and in the education of pupils of migrant origin. At the same time, ECRI expresses concern about allegations of racist violence...

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Republic of Moldova: Hate speech against Roma, LGBT and black communities is growing

2 October 2018 Strasbourg, France

Hate speech against Roma, LGBT and black communities in the public discourse is escalating in the Republic of Moldova, while the authorities are failing to take a strong public stand against intolerant statements, says the Council of Europe’s European Commission against Racism and Intolerance...

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Anti-Discrimination key theme at the Fundamental Rights Forum 2018

25-26 September 2018 Vienna, Austria

The Directorate of Anti-Discrimination is leading two open sessions at the Fundamental Rights Forum 2018, in Vienna, Austria On 25 September, the Anti-Discrimination Department, together with the European Union’s Fundamental Rights Agency will conduct an open session on national minorities and...

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

17 September 2018 Strasbourg, France

A delegation of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) visited Finland from 10 to 14 September 2018 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...

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Council of Europe Anti-racism Commission to prepare report on Ireland

9 July 2018

A delegation of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) visited Ireland from 2 to 5 July 2018 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...

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Council of Europe Anti-racism Commission to prepare report on the Netherlands

9 July 2018

A delegation of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) visited the Netherlands from 1 to 6 July 2018 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...

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Combating racial discrimination and intolerance in Armenia: a Round Table of the Anti-racism Commission of the Council of Europe in Yerevan

27 June 2018 Yerevan, Armenia

In co-operation with the Human Rights Defender and the Ministry of Justice of Armenia, the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) organised a round table in Yerevan on 27 June 2018 to discuss the follow-up to the recommendations of its 2016 report on Armenia. The round table...

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Unrelenting rise in xenophobic populism, resentment, hate speech in Europe in 2017

22 June 2018 Strasbourg, France

Xenophobic populism and hate speech have continued to be on the rise in 2017, with high levels of migration and challenges of integration, religious extremism, terrorist attacks and the austerity-driven socio-economic climate observed all over Europe, says the annual report of the European...

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Council of Europe’s Anti-racism Commission (ECRI) launches revised standards for Equality Bodies

24 May 2018 Strasbourg, France

Date: 24 May 2018 Venue: Strasbourg – Council of Europe, Agora. Organised by: The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) of the Council of Europe. Participants: Representatives of equality bodies, national Ombudspersons and national human rights institutions; members of ECRI;...

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Croatia: Racist and hate speech against Serbs, LGBT persons and Roma escalating, says Council of Europe anti-racism Commission

15 May 2018 Strasbourg, France

Racist hate speech in public discourse is escalating in Croatia, according to a report published on 15 May by the Council of Europe’s European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI). The main target groups are Serbs, LGBT persons and Roma. The report – which analyses legislative issues,...

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