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Europe

Latest ECRI Reports highlight the importance of strong and independent equality bodies

On 28 February, ECRI released new reports on combatting racism and intolerance in Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland and Luxembourg. It also released the conclusions on the implementation of priority recommendations in respect of Belgium and Germany.

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External publications

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Council of Europe’s Anti-racism Commission denounces a lack of political willingness to build an inclusive society

The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) has published its third report on Bosnia and Herzegovina in which it analyses recent developments and outstanding issues and makes recommendations to the authorities.

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External publications

Luxembourg: A weak equality body among issues of high concern for Council of Europe’s Anti-racism Commission

The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) has published its fifth report on Luxembourg, in which it analyses recent developments and makes recommendations to the authorities.

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External publications

Germany and Belgium: Council of Europe’s Anti-racism Commission assesses implementation of its priority recommendations

The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) has published its conclusions on the implementation of its priority recommendations made in 2014 to Germany and Belgium.

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Europe

Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks: Access to registered same-sex partnerships is a question of equality

Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks recently published a Human Rights Comment on registered same-sex partnerships. “The trend toward legal recognition of same-sex couples is responding to the daily reality and needs of relationships that have gone unrecognised for a very long time. Our societies are made up of a rich diversity of individuals, relationships and families. It’s time we see this as an asset.” says Commissioner Muižnieks.

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Equinet

Call for proposals: An Equinet paper on the evolution of the mandates and resources of equality bodies

Equinet is commissioning a research paper on the evolution of the mandates and resources of equality bodies over the past decade. The planned research will aim to elucidate how the mandates and resources of national equality bodies have developed, and if there can be found possible correlative relationships between them.

Submission deadline: 2 May 2017 (09:00 AM)

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Equality Bodies

Berlin: Teacher with headscarf awarded compensation

A court in Berlin awarded a teacher with headscarf, who was prevented from teaching at a primary school, 8680 € compensation.

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Equality Bodies

Denmark: Prohibition against discrimination outside employment

On February 9 the Danish Government announced that they will introduce a general prohibition of discrimination on the ground of disability. “It’s fantastic news. Together with the Danish disability organizations we have worked for a ban for many years. This means that people with disabilities will now be able to demand to be treated properly,” says Maria Ventegodt Liisberg, Department Director for Equal Treatment at the Danish Institute for Human Rights.

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Europe

Draft report on equality between women and men in the EU 2014 – 2015 adopted

On the 6th of February the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality adopted a draft report on equality between women and men in the European Union in 2014-2015 (17 votes in favour, 3 votes against and 4 abstentions). The indicative European Parliament plenary sitting 1st reading/single reading will take place on 13 March 2017.

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Meet the National Equality Bodies (#MeetNEBs)

Croatia: Gender Equality Ombudswoman

Our colleagues at the Gender Equality Ombudswoman in Croatia are the next members to take over the Equinet Twitter account (@equineteurope) as part of our #MeetNEBs campaign.