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Additional information supplied by the State party: Ireland, CERD/C/IRL/CO/2/Add.1, June 16, 2006

Equality legislation 81. The Employment Equality Act, 1998 provides further protections in the area of employment. This legislation prohibits both direct and indirect discrimination in the areas of employment on nine grounds; gender, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, race or membership of the Traveller community. There are also in place the […]

Concluding Observations: Lithuania, CERD/C/LTU/CO/3, April 11, 2006

6. The Committee welcomes the adoption of a new penal code criminalizing incitement to racial hatred as well as the adoption of a new law on Equal Opportunities, which prohibits any direct or indirect discrimination on the grounds of age, sexual orientation, disability, race or ethnicity, religion or convictions. link to full text of the […]

Communication No. 34/2004: Denmark, CERD/C/68/D/34/2004, March 15, 2006

7.2 The issue before the Committee is whether the State party fulfilled its positive obligation to take effective action against reported incidents of racial discrimination, having regard to the extent to which it investigated the petitioner’s complaint under section 266 (b) of the Criminal Code. This provision criminalizes public statements by which a group of […]

Background paper prepared by Mr. Theodor van Boven, member of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, E/CN.4/1999/WG.1/BP.7, February 26, 1999

Sessional open-ended Working Group to review and Formulate proposals for the World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance 5. (…) (c) Victims of double discrimination constitute a third area of major concern. Many persons are suffering in a double sense as victims of accumulated discrimination: race and gender, race and sexual orientation, […]