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.

November 10, 2021

Conference: Tackling Institutional Racism – The potential of equality bodies

On 9 December, Equinet hosts an online conference to discuss the potential of equality bodies in tackling institutional racism. We look forward to your participation!
November 3, 2021

The power of community: Together for equality & human rights

Every day, National Equality Bodies (NEBs), National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs), and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) work tirelessly to help individuals achieve justice and get redress […]