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The European Union and the Council of Europe, through their partnership continue their work to...
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Call for proposals: Grants for support to civil society organisations for increasing access to justice for victims of discrimination in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Republic of Moldova and UkraineStrasbourg 08/09/2021
Under the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe joint programme Partnership for Good...
12 Aug 2021 15:43:00
Increasing the capacities of police investigators and prosecutors on combating hate crime in UkraineUkraine June 2021
Starting from June 2021, the EU-Council of Europe project “Strengthening access to justice for...
Who will benefit from this project?
- General public and in particular victims of discrimination, hate speech and hate crime, will benefit from better protection of their rights through non-judicial redress mechanisms
- Equality bodies and/or Ombudspersons’ Offices
- Civil society organisations working with/representing vulnerable communities
- Ministries of Justice, Ministries of Interior, Judiciary and law enforcement agencies
How will the project work?
- In close co-operation with the national partners
- Through regional activities and networking to support peer learning from good practices
- Applying a tailor-made approach to meet the concrete needs of the country
- Building on the results of co-operation in the field of anti-discrimination under PGG Phase I (2015-2018)
- To improve access to justice for victims of discrimination, hate crime and hate speech through non-judicial redress mechanisms
- To strengthen the capacity and co-operation of Equality bodies/ Ombudsoffices with NGO partners on redress mechanisms to discrimination, hate speech and hate crime
- To raise awareness towards non-discrimination and to increase the visibility of national redress mechanisms
- The legislation on anti-discrimination, hate crime and hate speech is improved and implemented more effectively in line with European human rights standards
- Procedures and tools for disaggregated data gathering on hate crime are further strengthened
- The capacity of Equality bodies/ Ombudspersons’ Offices and NGOs to assist men and women from vulnerable groups in pursuing discrimination complaints through relevant non-judicial redress mechanisms is increased
- Awareness of the work of ‘equality bodies’ / Ombudspersons’ Office and non-judicial redress mechanisms is increased among women and men from vulnerable communities, general public, and NGOs
- National stakeholders have the competences and readiness to combat hate speech in a coordinated manner
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