The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) issues a new General Policy Recommendation to the 47 Council of Europe member states

14 September 2021 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s expert body on racism and intolerance (ECRI) has today published an updated General Policy Recommendation on preventing and combating antisemitism, to help prevent increasing antisemitism and attacks on Jews in many parts of Europe. Ahead of publication, Council of Europe...

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

13 July 2021 Strasbourg

A delegation of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) visited Estonia from 5 to 6 July 2021 as the first step in the preparation of a monitoring report. Due to exceptional circumstances related to the Covid-19 pandemic, the visit was preceded by online meetings from 7 to...

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ECRI holds its 86th plenary meeting, consultations with the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, and its annual exchange with the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers

7 July 2021 Strasbourg

ECRI held its 86th plenary meeting, which took place from 29 June to 2 July 2021. In the context of its thematic work, ECRI adopted its draft revised General Policy Recommendation No. 9 on preventing and combating antisemitism, which is now expected to be published in September/October. In...

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ECRI holds online exchange with Norwegian Equality Body

18 June 2021 Strasbourg

On 18 June 2021 ECRI and other Council of Europe representatives held an online exchange with staff of the Office of the Norwegian Anti-Discrimination Ombud, which is one of the two Equality Bodies of Norway. The discussions focused on the recommendations ECRI had made concerning the Equality...

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ECRI participates at the 3rd meeting of the Council of Europe’s intergovernmental anti-discrimination committee

17 June 2021 Strasbourg

Jean-Paul Lehners, ECRI Representative to the Council of Europe's intergovernmental Steering Committee on Anti-Discrimination, Diversity, and Inclusion (CDADI) and Michael Farrell, Vice-Chair of ECRI, have participated in the 3rd plenary meeting of the CDADI that took place from 15 to 17 June...

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

Strasbourg, France 9 June 2021

A delegation of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) visited Denmark from 31 May to 4 June 2021 as the first step in the preparation of a monitoring report. During the visit ECRI’s delegation gathered information on effective equality and access to rights; hate speech and...

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

7 June 2021 Strasbourg, France

A delegation of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) visited Monaco from 31 May to 2 June 2021 as the first step in the preparation of a monitoring report. During the visit ECRI’s delegation gathered information on effective equality and access to rights; hate speech and...

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Enhancing equality and non-discrimination by training police and the judiciary on hate crime

28 May 2021 Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

On 3 June 2021, a Roundtable on “Enhancing equality and non-discrimination by training police, prosecutors and judges on hate crime” will take place in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, and online, starting at 09:00 AM local time. It will gather key actors and stakeholders working on combating...

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Council of Europe’s anti-racism commission published conclusions on Croatia, Liechtenstein, Malta, the Republic of Moldova and Portugal

18 May 2021 Strasbourg, France

The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) published today its conclusions on the implementation of its priority recommendations made to Croatia, Liechtenstein, Malta, the Republic of Moldova and Portugal in 2018. As for Croatia, ECRI concludes that the authorities have...

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Concerted efforts by all relevant human rights bodies are needed to reverse the trend of undermining the human rights of LGBTI persons, says ECRI’s Vice-Chair

7 May 2021 Strasbourg, France

During the digital event “Towards the full recognition of LGBTI rights across Europe“ organised by the German Presidency of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers on 5 May 2021, Michael Farrell, 2nd Vice-Chair of ECRI and Head of ECRI’s Task Force on LGBTI issues, underlined the role of...

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ECRI revised General Policy Recommendation No. 9 on preventing and combating Antisemitism

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