The European Union and the Council of Europe support discussions on the draft Law on national minorities in ArmeniaYEREVAN, ARMENIA 7 NOVEMBER 2019
On 31 October 2019, the joint Council of Europe/European Union regional project “Strengthening...
Equality bodies/Ombudsoffices and civil society from the EaP to explore how to best communicate with, and inform victims of discrimination, in regional thematic eventCHISINAU, REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA 01 OCTOBER 2019
Strengthening the capacity of equality bodies/Ombudsoffices and NGOs to inform the public about...
CHISINAU, REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA 01 OCTOBER 2019
The Council of Europe, through two of its projects “Strengthening access to justice for victims...
Regional PGG anti-discrimination project analyses data collection in Armenia, Republic of Moldova and UkraineSTRASBOURG, FRANCE 09 OCTOBER 2019
The fight against hate crime, discrimination and hate speech needs effective and coherent...
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