April 1, 2020

ECRI’s Report on Germany

By Niklas Hofmann from the Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency (FADA) in Germany Things had been planned very differently, but that’s the way it goes in the age […]
March 30, 2020

No crisis can undermine the fundamental value of equality

I am writing this post as Chair of the Executive Board of Equinet, but also as Deputy Ombudswoman of Croatia, and as a woman and a mother, in these challenging times of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
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
December 17, 2020

Germany: Gender Diversity in Employment and Occupation. Employers’ needs and options to implement antidiscrimination policies

The study looks at the question of how, after the introduction in 2018 of the positive civil status “diverse” (section 22 (3) Civil Status Act PStG)), […]
November 26, 2020

Finnish Supreme Court bans Nordic neo-Nazi organization

The long-awaited ruling, referring to the European Convention on Human Rights and the UN Convention on Civil and Political Rights, states that trying to establish a […]
November 17, 2020

UK: EHRC report on anti-Semitism in the Labour Party

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has recently published a report on our investigation into the British Labour Party, which aimed to determine whether the […]
November 16, 2020

Equality Bodies working on the rights and discriminations faced by Trans and Intersex Persons

During the past years, equality bodies all over Europe have increased their efforts to protect the rights of transgender persons, and are lately intensifying also the […]
November 6, 2020

Albania: Annual Report 2019

The Albanian Commissioner for Protection from Discrimination (CPD) is pleased to share with you the Summary of Annual Report 2019, that has been processed and translated […]
October 27, 2020

UK – Great Britain: Guidance on Managing and Supporting Employees Experiencing Domestic Abuse. A Guide for Employers

The EHRC, in partnership with the UK’s Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), have issued joint guidance for employers on managing and supporting employees experiencing […]
October 27, 2020

UK – Great Britain: How coronavirus has affected equality and human rights

The Equality and Human Rights Commission’s (EHRC) latest report, ‘How coronavirus has affected equality and human rights’, brings together a wealth of evidence exposing the impact […]
October 5, 2020

France: Discrimination and Origins. The Urgent Need for Action

The current health crisis and resulting lockdown have highlighted social inequality and exacerbated the discrimination suffered, in particular, by people of foreign origin or perceived as […]
September 29, 2020

Algorithms: Preventing Automated Discrimination

This report by the French Defender of Rights, in partnership with the French National Commission for Information and Liberties, explains how algorithms can be discriminatory, potentially on a massive scale, and what recommendations they propose to tackle this issue.