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Other mandates

Equality bodies are independent statutory bodies established to implement equal treatment legislation and must have a broad mandate to promote and support the achievement of full equality in practice and to combat and eliminate all forms of discrimination in all areas of society.

In addition to the work being done under European Union equality legislation, Members States are also party to various conventions and agreements in international law and some equality bodies have additional functions relating to these fields of work and international obligations.

While it cannot be exhaustive in covering all the possible combination of additional functions, this section identifies whether or not Equinet member equality bodies also cover Violence against Women, the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), as well as hate crime and hate speech in their mandate.

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