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The principles of equality and non-discrimination form a cornerstone of the rights-based approach, which is adopted by the European Youth Forum and integrates the norms, standards and principles of the international human rights system into the development, implementation and evaluation of youth policy. One of the key methods of achieving this is by ensuring that youth are not negatively discriminated against on the grounds of age or on any other factor.

 

The Hungarian Office of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights recently published the 2015 Annual Report.

 

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has laid its Annual Report 2015 before the Houses of the Oireachtas. This is the first annual report to be submitted on the work of the Commission since it was established as an independent public body in November 2014.

 

The year 2015 left a deep mark on our society. Violent conflicts and tensions on a global scale have had a direct impact on us. As Unia (Interfederal Centre for Equal Opportunities) finalises this annual report, Belgium is suffering the repercussions of the bomb attacks at Zaventem airport and Maelbeek metro station in Brussels.

 

As part of the Council conclusions adopted on 16 June 2016, a reinforcement and continued support of the action of national institutional mechanisms for the advancement of women and gender equality was recommended, including equality bodies, which are crucial for the advancement of de jure and de facto gender equality, as well as that of the European Network of Equality Bodies (Equinet).

 

As part of the Council conclusions adopted on 16 June 2016, a reinforcement and continued support of the action of institutional mechanisms was recommended, including national Equality Bodies, which are crucial instruments for the non-discrimination of LGBTI persons, as well as that of the European Network of Equality Bodies (Equinet).

 

In order to be independent and effective as valuable catalysts for more equal societies, Equinet and national equality bodies call for European standards on the independence, effectiveness, functions and powers of equality bodies.

 

Norwegians are travelling to Poland this weekend to show support and solidarity with the Polish LGBT community and assorted human rights movements. Norwegian pop-punk-country band Glittermeat will be performing during the celebrations at the end of this year’s Equality parade in Warsaw.

 

The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) today published monitoring reports on Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Italy, Lithuania and "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" analysing recent developments and outstanding issues and providing recommendations to the authorities. Despite certain positive developments, ECRI notes, there are challenges ahead.

 

This Campaign aims to encourage a broad social debate on the assumptions of the international legal act protecting the rights of older persons and prepare a report with conclusions from debates organized at the local level.

 

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