November 5, 2019

Quo vadis EU equality legislation – Equinet addressing the EU Council of Ministers

Luxembourg, 24 October 2019. Equinet addresses the EU’s Council of Ministers responsible for employment and social policies for the first time, providing inputs to their discussions on EU equality legislation.
July 8, 2019

Why will European Equality Bodies be represented at the UN High Level Political Forum?

New York, 8 July 2019. It has been four years since the U.N. released the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, an ambitious plan for global change divided in 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Every year, the progress made by governments to achieve the SDGs is closely monitored at the UN High Level Political Forum
November 26, 2019

Protecting whistleblowers – a European challenge

Conference takes place in Paris on 3 December
November 12, 2019

Equinet speaking in the Council of the EU

Last week, Deputy Director Tamás Kádár represented Equinet at two Council of the EU meetings working on Fundamental Rights. Independent governmental bodies for the promotion & […]
November 12, 2019

Germany: Risks of discrimination caused by algorithms

The Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency recently published a study on the risks of discrimination caused by algorithms. The study focuses on algorithms that are used for data […]
October 30, 2019

Czech Republic: Recommendations for Lawyers representing victims of discrimination

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the time when the Anti-Discrimination Act entered into force and when the Public Defender of Rights was also given the role of the national equality body pursuant to the European Union legislation. Since the Defender lacks the power to represent victims of discrimination in court, lawyers play a key role in this respect. The Defender has prepared a document to help lawyers with this task.
September 27, 2019

Slovenia: Regular Annual Report 2018

The Advocate of the Principle of Equality for the Republic of Slovenia published its annual report for the year 2018. After its second fully operational year as an independent national equality body, the report looks back at the process of establishing the body in accordance with the Slovenian Protection Against Discrimination Act (PADA) and the activities undertaken to address discrimination in the country.
July 25, 2019

Equality Bodies countering Ethnic Profiling

Equinet's Factsheet and Compendium of Promising Practices highlight the necessity to end ethnic profiling by law enforcement in Europe and the essential role of equality bodies in combatting this ineffective practice and promoting fair policing.
July 18, 2019
Tamás Kádár speaking into a microphone

The legal standing of equality bodies

In this article for the European equality law review 2019/1, Equinet's Deputy Director Tamás Kádár analyses the legal standing of equality bodies with a particular focus on Belgium, Romania and Sweden. The article explores different forms of legal standing as well as the different ways in which equality bodies have used their standing to ensure effective enforcement of the EU non-discrimination directives
July 9, 2019

Declaration on the Role of Equality Bodies: 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Equality and non-discrimination are deeply embedded in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
July 5, 2019
Poster for HLPF, 2 schoolgirls walk by in front of it

Equality Bodies & SDGs: Equinet at the UN High Level Political Forum 2019

Thanks to the support of the Danish Institute for Human Rights, Policy Officer Moana Genevey will be attending the HLPF throughout the week. She will be speaking at 2 events at the UN General Headquarters, and Equinet is a partner in two other events as well.