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A study visit of the Albanian Commissioner for the Protection from Discrimination (CPD) office, Ombudsman/People’s Advocate office and Ministry of Health and Social Protection to Brussels, Belgium took place from 7 to 9 May 2018.

Funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe, they got to meet with Equinet on the last day.


The Office of the Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson in Lithuania just started the “Price Has No Gender” campaign to raise awareness about the fact that the same beauty and leisure services are priced differently for women and men, even though it is against equal treatment laws in Lithuania.



In 2017, Slovak National Centre for Human Rights conducted research with 11-19 year olds in elementary and secondary schools on their attitudes towards religious groups, racial and ethnic groups and well as people from neighbouring countries.


Discrimination in the housing market is forbidden, and we all have the right to an adequate standard of living. Race/Ethnic Origin and Gender cannot be used as reasons to deny someone a home.


The Centre for Equal Treatment in Luxembourg has published a short practical guide for employees on their rights in the recruitment process.


The Austrian Ombud for Equal Treatment celebrates its 27th year in 2018, which also marks the 15th anniversary of the implementation of European legislation on the setting up of equality bodies.
This symposium aimed to address some of the hot topics in the context of anti-discrimination law and equality bodies, as well as celebrate the retirement of the outgoing Ombud, Ingrid Nikolay-Leitner.


On 18 April 2018, the Centre for Equal Treatment (CET) presented its annual report 2017 to the President of the Chamber of Deputies, Mr. Mars DI BARTOLOMEO and to the Minister for Family, Integration and the Greater Region, Mrs. Corinne CAHEN.


The Defender of Rights Annual Report for 2017 was presented by Jacques Toubon on 11 April, and will subsequently be shared with the President of the Republic as well as to the Presidents of the National Assembly and the Senate.


This summary of the Ombudsman’s Annual Report 2017 emphasises the main matters and issues that show systemic problems or are of particular importance for the public, at the same time giving an idea of the scope of work performed by the Ombudsman’s Office in 2017. Certain sections feature Ombudsman’s conclusions or theses regarding understanding of certain legal institute, if a problem has been established in relation thereto, as well as emphasise examples of good or bad practice with regard to the
implementation of recommendations of the Ombudsman of Latvia.


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