May 10, 2021

Why we need to REVEAL – Views on Racism & Data Collection in Europe

Equality Bodies accord high priority in their work to seeking improvement in the situation and experience of Roma and Travellers. They share a particular concern at the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Roma and Travellers and how inequality and disadvantage have left these communities ill-equipped to protect themselves from the pandemic.
April 29, 2021
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Equality has no age limit: young people deserve better!

Equality Bodies accord high priority in their work to seeking improvement in the situation and experience of Roma and Travellers. They share a particular concern at the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Roma and Travellers and how inequality and disadvantage have left these communities ill-equipped to protect themselves from the pandemic.
April 9, 2021

David against Goliath: Why the Institute for the Equality of Women and Men filed a criminal complaint against Twitter

Warning: this blog article mentions instances of sexual violence which could be triggering or disturbing for some readers.   The Institute for the Equality of Women and Men, the […]
March 19, 2021

Towards stronger equality bodies for an equal Europe?

Equality Bodies accord high priority in their work to seeking improvement in the situation and experience of Roma and Travellers. They share a particular concern at the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Roma and Travellers and how inequality and disadvantage have left these communities ill-equipped to protect themselves from the pandemic.
January 28, 2021

Historic, Ambitious and A Great Signal for Equality Bodies: Discussing the first-ever EU LGBTIQ Strategy

On 11 November 2020, the European Commission adopted the first-ever LGBTIQ Strategy. Following the List of Actions for Advancing LGBTI Equality (2015-19), the Strategy is a long-awaited document which holds a stronger political value.  This […]
January 13, 2021

Combating “Anti-LGBT” resolutions in Poland: Stories from behind the scenes

On 27 March 2019 a municipality in Poland (Świdnik) adopted a declaration to be free from a so-called “LGBT ideology”. The document, mostly chaotic and to […]
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 […]
October 1, 2020

How COVID-19 is compounding inequalities against older persons

In the aftermath of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic we need to look at how decisions were made, we need to draw lessons, and to ensure that in future crises, rights are equally respected regardless of age. Read AGE Platform Europe's take on how older people were affected during Covid and what we can do to tackle ageism in the future.
September 21, 2020
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Equinet at work: The Compendium of Article 14 cases from the European Court of Human Rights and the written observations submitted to the ECtHR

The Equinet Equality Law Working Group has been working during the last year towards contributing to developing the European Court of Human Rights' (ECtHR) jurisprudence, including increased analysis of article 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and issues that are at the cutting edge of equality law and theory. This blog post presents the results of this work.
November 27, 2019

European Equality Law Review 2019/2

Overview This is the tenth issue of the biannual European equality law review, produced by the European network of legal experts in gender equality and non-discrimination […]
November 13, 2019

National Cases & Good Practices on Equal Pay

The European network of legal experts in gender equality and non-discrimination has released a new publication highlighting equal pay cases and good practice linked to the […]
July 18, 2019
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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
May 2, 2019

The Compendium of Practices on Equality Data

Equality data is defined as any piece of information that is useful for the purposes of describing and analysing the state of equality. Across the EU, […]
April 19, 2019
European Human Rights Report - Issue 3 2019. Ensuring the rights of persons with disabilities to equality

European Equality Legislation: People falling through the gaps

People falling through the gaps: this is the conclusion of EDF’s third European Human Rights report, which analyses how European countries are guaranteeing the rights of […]
February 21, 2019

European Parliament says stereotypical depiction of LGBTI people in media needs to be addressed

The report on gender equality in the media sector in the EU (Šojdrová report) calls for a greater focus on professional training and education activities as […]
February 21, 2019

Equality And The Fight Against Racism And Xenophobia: Cost Of Non-Europe Report

Equality is one of the fundamental values on which the European Union is founded. It is reflected in the Treaties and the Charter, as well as […]
February 21, 2019

A persisting concern: anti-Gypsyism as a barrier to Roma inclusion

The report reviews data on specific areas of life, such as education, employment, healthcare and housing – all areas in which prejudice and racism against Roma […]
February 20, 2019

Handbook on European non-discrimination law – 2018 edition

It also contains references to other Council of Europe instruments, in particular the European Charter of Social Rights, as well as to relevant United Nations instruments. […]