Race and Ethnic Origin

Relevant EU Directive:

Directive 2000/43/EC.

EU and international legal documents use the notion of racial discrimination while explicitly rejecting the notion of separate human races. The prohibition of discrimination based on racial or ethnic origin can also cover discrimination based on colour, descent or national origin.


Examples can include the refusal of an employer to hire a Roma person or the refusal of entry to a club for a black person.

March 28, 2024

Equality Bodies for inclusive education: Third-Party Intervention to the European Court of Human Rights

On Wednesday, 27 March 2024, Equinet, together with the Slovak National Centre for Human Rights, submitted a third-party intervention before the European Court of Human Rights […]
December 7, 2023
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Equinet statement on call to action to unite against all forms of hatred: “No place for hate – a Europe united against hatred”

Equinet welcomes and strongly supports the recent communication on “No place for hate: a Europe united against hatred” issued by the Commission and the High Representative […]