European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)

   

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against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)

 
ECRI is a human rights body of the Council of Europe, composed of independent experts, which monitors problems of racism, xenophobia, antisemitism, intolerance and discrimination on grounds such as “race”, national/ethnic origin, colour, citizenship, religion and language (racial discrimination); it prepares reports and issues recommendations to member States.

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Stronger, more independent equality bodies needed to combat intolerance and discrimination in Europe, says Council of Europe anti-racism commission

CoE[21/03/2018]  To better protect and support people exposed to discrimination, states should put in place strong equality bodies established by constitutional or parliamentary legislation, set up as separate legal entities with a wide mandate, enjoying political, financial and operational independence, and provided with adequate resources, says the Council of Europe’s Anti-racism commission in a new set of recommendations to the European governments launched today, on the International Day against Racial Discrimination issues.  [more]


As millions remain exposed to racism, equality bodies must be strengthened, say heads of European human rights institutions on International Anti-Racism Day

International Day[21/03/2018] Promoting equality and combating racism are essential to fortify social cohesion and democratic security, the heads of three European human rights institutions said in a joint statement on today’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination [more]

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Anti-racism Commission calls on San Marino to strengthen fight against hate speech and racial discrimination

San Marino[27/02/2018] The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) today publishes its fifth report on San Marino in which it analyses recent developments and outstanding issues and makes recommendations to the authorities.  [more]


Spain should create a strong equality body and improve education of Roma and migrants, says Council of Europe Anti-racism body

Spain[27/02/2018] In a report published today, the Council of Europe Anti-racism Commission ECRI calls on the Spanish authorities to create a strong independent equality body, to adopt new comprehensive anti-discrimination legislation and to improve the education of Roma and migrant children. The report also acknowledges significant progress in a number of areas. [more]

Racist and xenophobic hate speech on the rise despite considerable preventive efforts

Sweden[27/02/2018]
The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) today published its fifth report on Sweden in which it analyses legislatives issues, racist and homo-/transphobic hate speech and violence as well as  integration policies. In the report, ECRI makes recommendations to the authorities. [more]

New general policy guidelines on strengthening equality bodies to combat discrimination and intolerance

Agora[27/02/2018]  To better protect people exposed to discrimination, states should step up the efficiency, independence and impact of equality bodies, says the Council of Europe’s anti-racism commission in a new set of recommendations to the European governments published today.   [more]


Council of Europe’s Anti-racism Commission publishes conclusions on the implementation of priority recommendations by Greece and Norway

CoE[27/02/2018] The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) today published conclusions on the implementation of a number of recommendations made to Greece and Norway in 2014.  [more]


Council of Europe’s Anti-racism Commission to prepare report on the Russian Federation

Russia[13/02/2018]  A delegation of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) visited the Russian Federation from 5 to 9 February 2018 as the first step in the preparation of a monitoring report. During its visit, ECRI´s delegation gathered information on legislation, hate speech, violence, integration policies and LGBT issues.   [more]


New ECRI Bureau

Lehners[03/01/2018]  At its 74th plenary meeting (5-8 December 2017), ECRI elected its current Bureau. Mr Jean-Paul Lehners, member in respect of Luxembourg, was elected as ECRI's Chair [link]. Ms Maria Daniella Marouda, member in respect of Greece, was elected as 1st Vice-Chair and Ms Reetta Toivanen, member in respect of Finland, as 2nd Vice-Chair.  


Council of Europe’s Anti-racism Commission to prepare report on Latvia

Agora[13/12/2017]  A delegation of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) visited Latvia from 20 to 24 November as the first step in the preparation of a monitoring report.  [more]


Council of Europe’s Anti-racism Commission to prepare report on Portugal

Portugal[20/11/2017] A delegation of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) visited Portugal from 13 to 17 November as the first step in the preparation of a monitoring report.  [more]


Meeting with the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States

OAS[09/11/2017]  Mr Christian Åhlund, Chair of ECRI, had a fruitful exchange with the Permanent Council of the Organization  of American States at their Headquarters in Washington on 8 November 2017. He also met with Assistant Secretary General of the OAS, Mr Nestor Mendez.  

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Council of Europe Anti-racism Commission to prepare report on the Republic of Moldova 

Moldova[24/10/2017]  A delegation of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) visited the Republic of Moldova from 16 to 20 October 2017 as the first step in the preparation of a monitoring report. During its visit, ECRI´s delegation gathered information on legislation, hate speech, violence, integration policies and LGBT issues.  [more]


Stakeholder Meeting on Safeguarding Irregularly Present Migrants from Discrimination

RPG16[23/10/2017]  The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI), in co-operation with the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM), is organising a Stakeholder Meeting on 26 October 2017 to present its recent General Policy Recommendation (GPR) No. 16 on safeguarding irregularly present migrants from discrimination, and discuss its concrete implementation. [more]


Interview with Mr Christian Ahlund, Chair of ECRI, by Sputnik Radio

CA[01/07/2016]  Interview


 
 
Crowley 2016