Seminar of the Council of Europe’s Anti-Racism Commission (ECRI) for national independent authorities combating racism and intolerance


Date: 16-17 February 2006

Venue: Strasbourg – Council of Europe, Human Rights Building

Organised by: the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) of the Council of Europe.

Participants: This seminar brought together representatives of specialised bodies to combat racism and racial discrimination, representatives of general human rights institutions (Ombudsman, Human Rights Commissioner, etc.). In addition, some experts in the field of mediation and strategic litigation were invited to this seminar.

Aim: The aim of this seminar was to provide specialised bodies with the theoretical and methodological framework in the field of mediation. At the same time seminar addressed other methods of dispute resolution in order to provide specialised bodies with further tools to make informed decisions on which method of dispute resolution is the most effective and appropriate when they are confronted with cases of racism and racial discrimination. Special emphasis was put on the exchange of good practices, including concrete case studies in this field.