ECRI holds its 88th plenary meeting

6 April 2022 Strasbourg

Upon the proposal of the Bureau, ECRI held a debate on the consequences of the Russian Federation’s aggression against Ukraine, with the remote participation of its Ukrainian member, Volodymyr Kulyk, from Kyiv. It subsequently adopted a statement on the matter. The text of the statement is...

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Statement of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) on the consequences of the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine

5 April 2022 Strasbourg

Strasbourg, 05 April 2022 - ECRI condemns in the strongest terms the aggression1 of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, which was preceded and is accompanied by ultra-nationalist political discourse and propaganda and has resulted in the immense suffering of the Ukrainian people. This...

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

22 March 2022 Strasbourg

A delegation of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) visited Cyprus from 14 to 18 March 2022 as the first step in the preparation of a monitoring report. The visit was preceded by online meetings on 8 March 2022. During the visit, ECRI’s delegation gathered information on...

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ECRI at the 2022 European Anti-Racism Summit

21 March 2022 Strasbourg

In her opening address at the 2022 European Anti-Racism Summit, which was organised on 21 March on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Maria Daniella Marouda, Chair of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI), recalled that the...

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Russia’s aggression against Ukraine: ECRI's Chair praises the exceptional efforts of other countries to welcome people fleeing from the conflict and warns all sides against the use of any ultra-nationalistic or racist hate speech

4 March 2022 Strasbourg

Maria Daniella Marouda, Chair of ECRI, made the following comments in relation to the ongoing war in Ukraine: "On behalf of ECRI’s Bureau, I would like to express our deepest sympathy and solidarity with the Ukrainian people and all other persons and families affected by the aggression of the...

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Council of Europe’s anti-racism commission published conclusions on Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Romania and Slovenia

3 March 2022 Strasbourg

The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) published today its conclusions on the implementation of its priority recommendations addressed to Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Romania and Slovenia in 2019. As regards Finland, ECRI concluded that the authorities had not...

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The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) issues a new General Policy Recommendation to Council of Europe member states

1 March 2022 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s expert body on racism and intolerance (ECRI) has published today a revised General Policy Recommendation on preventing and combating anti-Muslim racism and discrimination to help prevent and counter increasing public manifestations of anti-Muslim racism and discrimination...

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United States of America granted observer status in ECRI

24 February 2022 Strasbourg

On 23 February, the Committee of Ministers decided to grant the United States of America observer status in ECRI and invited them to appoint an observer who has high moral authority and recognised expertise in matters falling within ECRI’s mandate, who shall serve in an individual capacity and...

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ECRI meets representatives of England and Wales independent police complaints body

11 February 2022 Strasbourg

The Bureau of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) held an online exchange of views with a delegation from the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), England and Wales, United Kingdom. The discussions focused on the IOPC’s ongoing thematic work on discrimination in...

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ECRI holds its 87th plenary meeting, exchanges views on racism in policing and publishes an Opinion on the concept of “racialisation”.

15 December 2021 Strasbourg, France

During its meeting, ECRI held an exchange of views on racism in policing with Alan Mitchell, President of the Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT), Fabien Jobard, senior researcher specialised in policing and security...

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