Equality Bodies at Work

December 5, 2022

Equality Planning: Purpose, Potential and Experience. Case Studies from the work of Equality Bodies

Equinet’s latest publication Equality Planning: Purpose, Potential and Experience. Case Studies from the work of Equality Bodies draws from the experience and expertise of Equality Bodies in […]
November 3, 2022

Dutch Childcare Allowance Scandal: The importance of investigation powers

What is the childcare allowance scandal? The kinderopvangtoeslag (childcare allowance) is a benefit provided by the Dutch state through a special department of the tax authority […]
October 7, 2022

“Where is my place?” Life stories of victims of discrimination in the Republic of Moldova

“Where is my place?” is the central question of the concept for the video spot, presenting two life stories of a woman and a man, victims of […]
October 3, 2022

Equinet mourns the loss of Austrian Disability Ombud, Hansjörg Hofer

“Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something very well”, that was the motto of the Austrian Disability Ombud, Hansjörg Hofer, who sadly passed away […]
September 9, 2022

Spain approves new innovative equality laws

The current Spanish Government has promoted the adoption of a number of equality and non-discrimination laws. The latest two, approved this summer are the New Spanish […]
April 5, 2022
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Equinet Advice on the Flanders Human Rights Institute

In 2019, the Government of Flanders announced their withdrawal from the Belgian interfederal agreement establishing the current mandate of Unia (Interfederal Centre for Equal Opportunities). Instead, […]
December 16, 2021

Joint statement in support of the Public Defender (Ombudsman) of Georgia

Equinet, the European Network of National Human Rights Institutes (ENNHRI), the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI), and the International Ombudsman Institute (IOI) have […]
December 14, 2021

Germany: The State of Discrimination Report

FADA (Federal AntiDiscrimination Agency), along with the Federal Government Commissioner for Matters relating to Persons with Disabilities and the Federal Government Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and […]
November 3, 2021
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Statutory limits of the anti-discrimination protection before Czech courts

The Czech Public Defender of Rights has mapped anti-discrimination case law of courts in civil proceedings in the period from 2015 to 2019. Apart from statistical data, they have analysed in particular compensation for intangible damage and sharing of burden of proof.