The March Newsbook is available here.
New research has shown that attitudes to immigration in Ireland became more negative during the recession, and are now lower than the Western European average. Personal experience and social contact are found to promote positive attitudes to immigration and migrants in Ireland.
The new study by entitled “Attitudes to Diversity in Ireland” draws on a survey of attitudes from the European Social Survey collected since 2002. It has found that the attitudes of Irish-born people to immigrants and immigration vary significantly over time, depending on the ethnicity of the migrants, on respondents’ education and financial security, and on the level of individual contact people have with those from different ethnic backgrounds.
The research published jointly by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (‘the Commission’) and the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) looks at Ireland’s increasing diversity and monitors attitudes for the period from 2002-2014. The results for Ireland are also compared with averages from ten other Western European states.
The February Newsbook is available here.
The January Newsbook is available here.
This report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) shares evidence about sexual harassment in the workplace gathered from individuals and employers in Great Britain.
Office of the Ombudswoman in Croatia influenced an important policy change in aviation employment while further strengthening its cooperation with civil society.
2017 was a busy year for the Equal Treatment Authority (ETA) in Hungary. As part of its promotional functions, the national equality body has produced four publications, which are now also available in English. These include the ETA’s Manual on Preventing Workplace Harassment and on the Forms of Rights Enforcement , Harassment in the Area of Education , and the experience of ETA with discrimination in the area of education, as well as a survey report on legal awareness of the right to equal treatment in Hungary .
European non-discrimination law, as constituted in particular by the EU non-discrimination directives, and Article 14 of and Protocol 12 to the European Convention on Human Rights, prohibits discrimination across a range of contexts and grounds. This handbook examines European non-discrimination law stemming from these two sources as complementary systems, drawing on them interchangeably to the extent that they overlap, while highlighting differences where these exist.