Equality and Non-Discrimination


International Roma Day: 'Now, more than ever, anti-Gypsyism must be fought'

"Member States must urgently step up their efforts to combat the scourge of anti-Gypsyism in all its forms", PACE Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination said on the occasion of the International Roma Day. More

On Anti-Racism Day, Gabriela Heinrich takes aim at populism and nationalism

The Assembly's General Rapporteur on combating racism and intolerance, Gabriela Heinrich, has targeted European leaders who stir populist or nationalist sentiment in a statement to mark Anti-Racism Day. More

Stop sexism and sexual harassment in parliaments

The Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination of the Parliamentary Assemby, today unanimously adopted a series of measures aimed at stopping sexism and sexual harassment in parliaments. More

Committee sets out plan to stamp out hate-speech in sport

PACE’s Equality Committee has called for a series of measures to stop hate speech or acts of hate in sport – including requiring all players and athletes to formally commit to abstain from such acts. More

Self-regulatory instruments and legal provisions to counter hate speech

The committee expressed its concern at the upsurge in hate speech which incites xenophobia, racial hatred, antisemitism and intolerance, and which targets in particular minorities, immigrants, women and LGBTI persons. More

Two rapporteurs condemn the latest alleged murder, torture and illegal detention of LGBTI persons in Chechnya

Frank Schwabe and Piet De Bruyn today condemned the recent alleged attacks on the LGBTI community in Chechnya, during which two people were reportedly tortured to death and around forty detained by the authorities. More