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ECRI Report, ECRI Conclusions on the implementation of the recommendations in respect of SPAIN subject to interim follow-up, Adopted on 5 December 2013

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Type of publication


Geographical coverage


Area/location of interest

Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution

Monitoring body


ECRI | European Commission against Racism and Intolerance | Council of Europe

Main Thematic Focus

Racism & xenophobia Discrimination

Target Population

Muslims Migrants Ethnic minorities People with migrant background Refugees & asylum seekers

Key findings

ECRI has been informed by the Spanish authorities that a Comprehensive Strategy against racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance was approved by the Council of Ministers. As a result, police will record data on the number of complaints and type of offences linked to racism, xenophobia or related intolerance since 2011. Racist incidents, moreover, are now defined as “any incident which is perceived to be racist by the victim or any other person”.

Methodology (Qualitative/Quantitative and exact type used, questionnaires etc)

The working methods for the preparation of the reports involve documentary analyses, a visit to the country concerned, and then a confidential dialogue with the national authorities.

Sample details and representativeness

ECRI’s reports are analyses based on a great deal of information gathered from a wide variety of sources.

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