Equality Bodies at Work

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.
October 12, 2021
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Fundamental Rights Forum 2021 – Promoting Equality

About the Fundamental Rights Forum 2021 The Fundamental Rights Forum 2021 took place on 11-12 October 2021, with sessions live-streamed from Vienna, Strasbourg, Geneva, Warsaw, Ljubljana, […]
September 10, 2021

Conference on the Future of Europe 101 – What it is & why it should be of interest

The Conference on the Future of Europe is a unique and timely opportunity for National Equality Bodies (NEBs) to engage with their countries’ citizens to debate […]
September 2, 2021
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Cyprus: The dangers of hate speech

On July 13, 2021, Cyprus Ombudswoman and Commissioner for Administration and Protection of Human Rights Maria Stylianou-Lottides released a statement regarding the phenomenon of speech that […]
July 7, 2021

Georgia: Public Defender’s Annual report and activities update

The Public Defender’s Office submitted an annual report to the Parliament of Georgia on the situation of human rights and freedoms in the country. The 486-page […]
June 14, 2021

Spain: Understanding discrimination on the ground of race or ethnic origin

Potential victims’ perception of discrimination based on racial or ethnic origin (Council Against Racial and Ethnic Discrimination) The study’s main goal is to gain insight into how […]