Specialized institutions
      

This section gives access to a list of specialized institutions, national as well as international, working on tolerance and non-discrimination issues.

A specialized institution is here defined as "a permanent structure focussing on issues such as human rights, racism and discrimination, and operating independently from the Government (however it might be structurally linked to a state's Ministry). Funding is normally provided by the state. There must be a legal basis, in the form of regulation or legislation, for the mandate or scope of this institution."

This section also provides access to tools and guides as well as reports issued by these institutions.

Latest reports
Regular overviews of migration-related fundamental rights concerns
European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)
Published: Vienna : FRA, January 2017
(Monthly data collection on the current migration situation in the EU)


Material type: report
Subject: migration - asylum - children's rights - health services - racism - hate crime - victims - hate speech
Country coverage: EU region - Austria - Bulgaria - Denmark - Finland - France - Germany - Greece - Hungary - Italy - Netherlands - Poland - Slovakia - Spain - Sweden

Antisemitism : overview of data available in the European Union 2004-2015
European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)
Published: Vienna : FRA, December 2016

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Material type: report
Subject: anti-Semitism - data collection - hate crime - discrimination
Country coverage: EU region - Austria - Belgium - Bulgaria - Cyprus - Croatia - Czech Republic - Denmark - Estonia - Finland - France - Germany - Greece - Hungary - Ireland - Italy - Latvia - Lithuania - Luxembourg - Malta - Netherlands - Poland - Portugal - Romania - Slovakia - Slovenia - Spain - Sweden - United Kingdom

Concluding observations on the nineteenth and twentieth periodic reports of Italy
United Nations (UN). Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)
Published: Geneva : UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNOHCHR), 9 December 2016

Meeting: Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (91st session : Geneva, 21 November - 9 December 2016)


Doc.no. CERD/C/ITA/CO/19-20


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Material type: report about specific country/ies
Subject: racism - discrimination - data collection - hate crime - national human rights institutions - hate speech - migration - anti-Gypsyism
Country coverage: Italy


Key events
TANDIS Consultations

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More information (external website)
OSCE Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting "The Role of National Institutions against Discrimination in Combating Racism and Xenophobia with Special Focus on Persons belonging to National Minorities and Migrants"
Vienna
29-30 May 2008

This Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting looked at ways to overcome challenges at the national and international level.

Key documents
Cooperation for effectiveness : local authorities and national specialised bodies combating racism and intolerance
COE
19 June 2015
Hate crime reporting website
ODIHR
17 June 2014
Final report of the OSCE Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting on "The Role of National Institutions against Discrimination in Combating Racism and Xenophobia with a Special Focus on Persons Belonging to National Minorities and Migrants"
ODIHR
6 October 2008
Examples of good practices : specialised bodies to combat racism, xenophobia, antisemitism and intolerance at national level
COE
January 2006
Council [of the European Union] directive 2000/43/EC of 29 June 2000 implementing the principle of equal treatment between persons irrespective of racial or ethnic origin
Office for Official Publications of the European Communities
29 June 2000
ECRI general policy recommendation no. 2 : specialised bodies to combat racism, xenophobia, antisemitism and intolerance at national level (adopted by ECRI on 13 June 1997)
COE
13 June 1997