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, May 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 - homophobia
Country coverage: EU region - Austria - Bulgaria - Denmark - Finland - France - Germany - Greece - Hungary - Italy - Netherlands - Poland - Slovakia - Spain - Sweden

Third report on Serbia (adopted on 22 March 2017)
European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)
Published: Strasbourg : COE, 16 May 2017
(Fifth round reports)


Doc.no. CRI(2017)21


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Material type: report about specific country/ies
Subject: racism - hate crime - hate speech - homophobia - integration
Country coverage: Serbia

Fifth report on Denmark (adopted on 23 March 2017)
European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)
Published: Strasbourg : COE, 16 May 2017
(Fifth round reports)


Doc.no. CRI(2017)20


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Material type: report about specific country/ies - recommendation
Subject: racism - discrimination - hate speech - hate crime - homophobia - Islamophobia - integration
Country coverage: Denmark


Key events
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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