Category Archives: Anti-discrimination

German anti-discrimination chief wants more effective laws and powers

Written by Thomas Huddleston, MIPEX Research Coordinator, Co-author and Policy Analyst, Migration Policy Group

 

MIPEX III warned that Germany’s current laws were below the EU-average and potentially ineffective because victims do not get the support they need from equality NGOs and one of Europe’s weakest equality bodies. The head of Germany’s Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency is now calling for greater sanctions and powers. The rights and sanctions that she recommends are common across the EU. If these changes were implemented, the laws in Germany would finally compare to its EU neighbours and significantly improve the fight against discrimination. Continue reading

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Equal treatment in unequal societies? The case of Bulgaria & Romania

Written by Thomas Huddleston, MIPEX Research Coordinator, Co-author and Policy Analyst, Migration Policy Group

Today and tomorrow, I present MIPEX for the first time in Bulgaria and Romania, two ‘new’ EU Member States since the last MIPEX in 2007. Many attending NGOs shared their experience of how difficult they find it to implement the integration policies measured in MIPEX in their general legal frameworks and societies. Continue reading

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New anti-discrimination law in Spain and Poland to significantly affect MIPEX III results

Written by Uyen Do, Legal Policy Analyst, Migration Policy Group

Both Spain and Poland are expected to adopt new comprehensive legislation in 2011 to conform to the EC anti-discrimination directives. The introduction of these new provisions to comply with the requirements laid down in Directive 2000/43/EC (Racial Equality Directive) and Directive 2000/78/EC (Employment Equality Directive) will considerably improve the MIPEX results for Spain and Poland in the anti-discrimination area. Continue reading

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