Equinet Activities

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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.
September 10, 2020

Equinet Compendium: Article 14 Cases from the European Court of Human Rights

In order to identify how equality bodies could best contribute to developing European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) jurisprudence, the Equinet Equality Law Working Group monitored Article 14 cases to identify those that are directly relevant to equality and non-discrimination and the work of equality bodies. Read their findings in our Compendium
July 29, 2020

Equinet’s first amicus curiae intervention to the European Court of Human Rights

Equinet has submitted its first third-party intervention before the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in the case of Franc TOPLAK v. Slovenia and Iztok MRAK v. Slovenia. This is the first time that the Court will decide on the merits of a case regarding the structural problem of physical accessibility to polling stations regarding persons with disabilities, and the positive duties States have to ensure effective accessibility.
July 24, 2020

Contributing to the European Action Plan against Racism & Xenophobia

On 20 July, Equinet representatives participated in a consultation meeting with European Commission Vice-President for Values and Transparency Věra Jourová and Commissioner for Equality Helena Dalli […]
July 23, 2020
Roma and Traveller Inclusion: Towards a new EU Framework learning from the work of Equality Bodies

Roma and Traveller Inclusion: Towards a new EU Framework learning from the work of Equality Bodies

The European Commission’s EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies 2011-2020 draws to its conclusion this year. This perspective seeks to assist the Commission in preparing a post 2020 EU Framework by gathering, analysing and presenting the work and experience of equality bodies across Europe in responding to the situation, experience, and specific needs of Roma and Traveller communities.
July 16, 2020

Annual Report: Equality Bodies making an impact in 2019

In 2019, equality bodies were at the forefront of important initiatives in the field of equality. From making work places harassment-free to combatting hate speech in election campaigns, equality bodies work has never been more important!
May 12, 2020

Equinet’s Submission to the 2020 Rule of Law Report Consultation

The Equinet Secretariat filled out the questionnaire, focusing on equality as a fundamental value, on which the EU is built. It noted that the rule of law, equality and fundamental rights are parallel values, thus failing to guarantee one will harm the others as well. sing the European Commission’s 2018 Recommendation on Standards for Equality Bodies as a backdrop, Equinet’s submission concentrated on how rule of law breaches may affect these standards, namely the independence, effectiveness, resources, mandate and national institutional architecture for equality.
May 4, 2020

Equinet discussing the equality impacts of COVID-19 with European Commissioners

Equinet was contacted by the Commission owing to the unique expertise and insight equality bodies offer on the equality and non-discrimination issues raised by COVID-19.
April 22, 2020

A Perspective from the work of equality bodies on: European equality policy strategies, equal treatment Directives, and standards for equality bodies

Equinet seeks to contribute to the current moment of transition in the European Institutions with this perspective, which seeks to draw out the learning from the work of equality bodies that might inform the development of new equality policy strategies, review of the equal treatment Directives, implementation of the standards for equality bodies and further action on equality data.