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If your vote is not counted, do you not count?
08/11/2010

The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) has today published a report on the right to political participation of persons with mental health problems and persons with intellectual disabilities in the European Union (EU). The right to vote is a fundamental right of all EU citizens. However, in some Member States persons with mental health problems and persons with intellectual disabilities are discriminated against, since they are not granted this right.

First Comprehensive Guide to European Non-discrimination Law Launched Today
21/03/2011

The first comprehensive guide to European non-discrimination law is being launched at the European Court of Human Rights today, 21 March, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Joint statement on International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CoE, FRA, OSCE/ODIHR and ECRI)
21/03/2011

STRASBOURG, VIENNA, WARSAW 21 March 2011 - In a joint statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Nils Muiznieks, Chair of the Council of Europe's European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI), Morten Kjaerum, Director of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), and Janez Lenarčič, Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), strongly condemned manifestations of racism and related intolerance.

Homophobia and Discrimination on Grounds of Sexual Orientation in the EU Member States Part I – Legal Analysis

Homophobia and Discrimination on Grounds of Sexual Orientation in the EU Member States Part I – Legal Analysis
Report / Paper / Summary
June
2008
The report examines the situation of homophobia in the 27 EU Member States. It analyses comparatively key legal provisions, relevant judicial data, such as court decisions, and case law in the Member States. In addition, the report identifies and highlights 'good practice' in the form of positive measures and initiatives to overcome underreporting of LGBT (Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transsexuals) discrimination, to promote inclusion and to protect transgender persons. FRA's legal analysis is the first of two reports related to homophobia and discrimination experienced by members of the LGBT community.

Policies, legislation and practices against racism, xenophobia and related intolerance

Report / Paper / Summary
June
2009
A compilation of opinions issued by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) related to the fight against racism. Prepared as a compact summary by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD).