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The project of the University of Brescia (Italy) and Lambda Warsaw (Poland) ’Come Forward: Empowering and Supporting Victims of Anti-LGBT Hate Crimes’ will be co-financed by the European Commission. The project will be developed within the framework of the programme Rights, Equality and Citizenship 2014-2020.

 

This Report deals with the activities of the Public Defender of Rights as the National Equality Body.

 

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has released a report "Prejudice and unlawful behaviour, exploring levers for change" looking at the relationship between prejudice and behaviours. It aims to identify what can be done to prevent and respond to unlawful discrimination, identity-based harassment and violence in England, Scotland and Wales.

 

This report is the result of work commissioned by the UK’s Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC, hereafter the Commission) on the causes and perpetration of hate crime in Great Britain, based on the five protected characteristics covered by current hate crime law: disability, gender reassignment, race, religion, sexual orientation.

The report gives an overview of hate crime evidence to inform criminal justice agencies in their approach, with thoughts from the law, policy and social science.

 

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.

 

 

The Slovak National Centre for Human Rights recently published the 2015 Annual Report on the Activities of the Centre.

 

On 20 May, the Office of the Ombudsman of Croatia, one of our Croatian members, had their annual report rejected by the Croatian Parliament by 63 votes to 49. According to the Ombudswoman Lora Vidović, “the rejection of the 2015 Ombudswoman Report in the Croatian Parliament represents political pressure on the independence of the institution. This is further supported by the fact that members of parliament had previously unanimously adopted the Report during discussions in relevant parliamentary committees.”

 

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