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Equality Committee appoints three new General rapporteurs

23/04/2015 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

The Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination appointed three new General Rapporteurs during its meeting on 21 April 2015 in Strasbourg: Sahiba Gafarova, Jonas Gunnarsson and Milena Santerini.

Sole custody after separation perpetuates an outdated gender role model

20/03/2015 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

At an Assembly hearing on 'equality and shared parental responsibility: the rights of fathers', participants stressed the importance of ensuring parental equality both in law and in practice.

'Stop discrimination of transgender people'

20/03/2015 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

Adopting a report on discrimination against transgender people in Europe, the Committee on Equality and Non-discrimination denounced human rights violations, including the right to respect for private life.

Access to justice is still all too often a luxury

20/03/2015 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

"Equal treatment in access to justice has to become a reality and Council of Europe member States need to ensure that their citizens have equal access to justice," parliamentarians said today.

Hearing on freedom of expression and hate speech

19/03/2015 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

In the area of hate speech, many ideological and conceptual fractures exist at the European Court of Human Rights, said the participants during the meeting of the No hate Parliamentary Alliance held today in Paris.

'We must stay vigilant against new forms of intolerance'

04/03/2015 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

Following a two-day visit to Germany, Ms Santerini has called for greater vigilance against movements such as Pegida and Legida, which spread the belief that people of different cultures and religions cannot live together in our countries.

Prevention of neo-racism: rapporteur’s visit to Germany

27/02/2015 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

Milena Santerini, who is currently preparing a report on “Recognising and preventing neo-racism” for the PACE, will make a fact-finding visit to Berlin, Leipzig and Dresden on 2 and 3 March.

The No Hate Parliamentary Alliance is launched

29/01/2015 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

Attending the launch of the No Hate Parliamentary Alliance, Anne Brasseur invited her colleagues to shout out against all forms of intolerance, raising the alarm and expressing their democratic and civil consciousness.

Official launch of the No Hate Parliamentary Alliance

29/01/2015 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

On 29 January 2015, the No Hate Parliamentary Alliance was officially launched in the presence of Anne Brasseur and Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni who expressed their wholehearted support for the initiative.

Attack against Charlie Hebdo: a hate crime based on rejecting freedom of expression

08/01/2015 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

"We strongnly condemn the killings yesterday at the headquarters of Charlie Hebdo, and we convey our condolences to the families and relatives of the victims," said Maria Giannakaki and Gvozden Srećko Flego.

Rapporteur on combating discrimination against transgender people to make fact-finding visit to the United...

08/12/2014 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

Deborah Schembri will make a fact-finding visit to the United Kingdom from 9 to 11 December, as part of the preparation of her report on discrimination against transgender people in Europe.

Budgetary cuts should not be equality blind

04/12/2014 | Equality and Non-Discrimination

Budgetary cuts should not be human rights and equality blind, the committee said, adopting a report prepared by Nikolaj Villumsen. Human rights and equality impact assessments are essential in order to take informed decisions.