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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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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]


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

Liechtenstein[02/10/2017]  A delegation of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) visited Liechtenstein from 26 to 28 September 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]


Combating racial discrimination and intolerance in the Slovak Republic: a Round Table of the Anti-racism Commission of the Council of Europe in Bratislava

RT_Slovakia[20/09/2017] In co-operation with the Slovak National Centre for Human Rights (SNCHR), the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) is organising a round table in Bratislava on 28 September 2017 to discuss the follow-up to the recommendations of its 2014 report on Slovakia and its 2017 Conclusions.  [more]
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Montenegro: progress on situation of Roma and fighting hate crimes, but further steps needed to protect LGBT and boost social inclusion

Montenegro[19/09/2017] A new 2012-2017 report on Montenegro published today by the Council of Europe’s Anti-racism Commission commends the authorities for strengthening protection against hate crimes, empowering the Ombudsman and  improving the situation of Roma. Yet, LGBT persons are still targets of violence, Roma remain at risk of social exclusion and segregation, and no reliable data on hate crimes exists.  [more]


Conflict in Ukraine has led to sharp rise in hate speech, had overall negative impact on vulnerable groups, says Council of Europe Anti-racism Commission

Ukraine[19/09/2017]
In its new report on Ukraine published today, the Council of Europe’s Anti-racism Commission commended new legal provisions to combat discrimination, progress in investigating hate crimes, steps towards integrating Roma and solidarity towards internally displaced persons (IDPs). However, efforts must be stepped up to end racist violence against LGBT and Roma and hate speech dominating public discourse, and to improve conditions of IDPs. [more]

Slovenia: Council of Europe says two priority recommendations on fighting discrimination were implemented, only one remains

Slovenia[19/09/2017]
The Council of Europe’s Anti-racism Commission (the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance - ECRI) in a new report published today concludes that Slovenia satisfactorily implemented two out of three recommendations made in its last country monitoring report for priority implementation within two years. [more]

Strong surge of nationalistic populism, xenophobic hate speech were key challenges in Europe in 2016

Agora[22/06/2017] A strong surge of nationalistic populism, continued efforts to integrate migrants, and the response of European states to the continued Islamist terror attacks that struck Europe in 2016 were the main developments identified by the Council of Europe’s anti-racism commission (ECRI) in its annual report published today.  [more]


Seminar of revision of General Policy Recommendation No.2

NSBR[18/05/2017]  Twenty years after the adoption of the original version of GPR No. 2 in 1997, ECRI decided to revise its text in order to include the experience and the many good practices that have developed during this time. The revised text shall help to further strengthen specialised bodies, which are vital for advancing equality and for eliminating racism and intolerance in a sustained manner. The seminar aims at discussing the draft developed by ECRI’s working group with specialised bodies and to include their experience and standpoints.   [more]


Concerns about tightening of family reunification rules in Denmark, but good progress of diversity in policing

Denmark[16/05/2017]  The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) today published its fifth report on Denmark in which it analyses recent developments and outstanding issues and makes recommendations to the authorities.   [more]


Serbian authorities should acknowledge Srebrenica massacre as genocide, eradicate racism among football fans, and address violence against Roma and LGBT

Serbia[16/05/2017]  Despite progress in anti-discrimination legislation, strong efforts to reconcile with the war past, and improvement of the situation of Roma, much needs to be done in Serbia to address the continued rise in hate speech, fight racism among sports fans, protect Roma and LGBT persons and step up the prosecution of war crimes, said the Council of Europe anti-discrimination commission in its new report published today.  [more]


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

CA[01/07/2016]  Interview


 
 
Crowley 2016