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Concluding Observations, CERD/C/AUT/CO/17, 22 September 2008: Austria

13. The Committee welcomes the establishment in 2005 of the Ombudsperson for Equal Treatment irrespective of ethnic affiliation, religion or belief, age or sexual orientation in employment, and the Ombudsperson for Equal Treatment irrespective of ethnic affiliation in other areas. However, the Committee is concerned about the limited resources, as well as his/her limited competence […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, A/HRC/7/19/Add.5, A/HRC/7/23/Add.3, 18 March 2008: Dominican Republic

VI. JOINT RECOMMEDATIONS OF THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON CONTEMPORARY FORMS OF RACISM, RACIAL DISCRIMINATION, XENOPHOBIA AND RELATED INTOLERANCE AND THE INDEPENDENT EXPERT ON MINORITY ISSUES 119. An independent national institution for the promotion and protection of human rights should be established and empowered, in accordance with the Paris Principles, with the independent authority to work […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, A/HRC/7/10/Add.3, 7 February 2008: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

III. RESPECT FOR FREEDOM OF RELIGION OR BELIEF IN THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND B. Overview of reported concerns 27. Members of various Christian denominations (Church of England, Church of Ireland, Church of Scotland, Methodist, Presbyterian, Protestant, Roman Catholic, etc.) reported discrimination and violence related to sectarianism, not only in Northern […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, A/HRC/7/19/Add.4, 7 February 2008: Lithuania

II. LEGAL FRAMEWORK, PUBLIC POLICIES AND VIEWS OF STATE OFFICIALS A. The legal and institutional framework to combat racism and racial discrimination The Law on Equal Treatment and the Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson 24. The broad provisions established in the Constitution are specified in the Law on Equal Treatment approved on 18 November 2003, entering into […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, mission to the Russian Federation, A/HRC/4/19/Add.3, May 30, 2007

The Special Rapporteur formulates a number of recommendations, including the following: (…) The establishment of an independent institution aiming at the promotion and protection of human rights and the combat against all forms of discrimination with a particular emphasis on racial discrimination and xenophobia and including discrimination on grounds of religion, ethnicity, nationality, citizenship, residence, […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, A/HRC/4/19/Add.4, 15 February 2007: Italy

VI. RECOMMENDATIONS 69. The Government should consider the establishment by law of an independent national institution for the promotion and protection of human rights in accordance with the Paris Principles and for combating all forms of discrimination in a holistic manner, including all grounds such as race, ethnicity, nationality, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation and […]