The Public Defender of Rights (Ombudswoman) has released two new publications in April 2018. These are a new collection of opinions on the topic Citizenship of the EU and the Final report on the sociological research named Work-Life Balance On Czech Ministries.
In 2017, Slovak National Centre for Human Rights conducted research with 11-19 year olds in elementary and secondary schools on their attitudes towards religious groups, racial and ethnic groups and well as people from neighbouring countries.
Discrimination in the housing market is forbidden, and we all have the right to an adequate standard of living. Race/Ethnic Origin and Gender cannot be used as reasons to deny someone a home.
The Centre for Equal Treatment in Luxembourg has published a short practical guide for employees on their rights in the recruitment process.
The Austrian Ombud for Equal Treatment celebrates its 27th year in 2018, which also marks the 15th anniversary of the implementation of European legislation on the setting up of equality bodies.
This symposium aimed to address some of the hot topics in the context of anti-discrimination law and equality bodies, as well as celebrate the retirement of the outgoing Ombud, Ingrid Nikolay-Leitner.
On 18 April 2018, the Centre for Equal Treatment (CET) presented its annual report 2017 to the President of the Chamber of Deputies, Mr. Mars DI BARTOLOMEO and to the Minister for Family, Integration and the Greater Region, Mrs. Corinne CAHEN.
In a report adopted on 17 April 2018, the European Parliament calls for further measures to foster gender equality, including equality for LGBTI people, in media content and in the media sector.
The Defender of Rights Annual Report for 2017 was presented by Jacques Toubon on 11 April, and will subsequently be shared with the President of the Republic as well as to the Presidents of the National Assembly and the Senate.
This summary of the Ombudsman’s Annual Report 2017 emphasises the main matters and issues that show systemic problems or are of particular importance for the public, at the same time giving an idea of the scope of work performed by the Ombudsman’s Office in 2017. Certain sections feature Ombudsman’s conclusions or theses regarding understanding of certain legal institute, if a problem has been established in relation thereto, as well as emphasise examples of good or bad practice with regard to the
implementation of recommendations of the Ombudsman of Latvia.
The Commission Action Plan to tackle the gender pay gap in 2018-2019 adopted on 20 November 2017 announced that the Commission would assess the possibility of strengthening the enforcement role of equality bodies, for instance by clarifying the requirements under the gender Recast Directive and/or setting horizontal standards for equality bodies. The initiative also follows-up on the European Pillar of Social Rights notably its principles two, three and seventeen on gender equality, equal opportunities and inclusion of people with disabilities. More broadly, this initiative will support the Commission 2017 Communication on ‘EU law: better results through better application’ and the 2017 EU Justice Scoreboard by strengthening equality bodies, considering the key role that equality bodies play in a comprehensive implementation and enforcement of EU equality legislation.