Equality and Non-Discrimination


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

Promoting the rights of persons belonging to national minorities

The Equality Committee reiterated its appeal to all member States “to respond positively to the needs of persons belonging to national minorities and to safeguard their rights”. More

Inclusion of persons with disabilities: time for a change of mindsets

“The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development pledges to “leave no one behind” and mentions equality and inclusion as fundamental principles. We should fully support this approach, stated Adão Silva. More

Empowering intersex people: a crucial means of guaranteeing their rights

“For far too long, discrimination against intersex people has played havoc with their lives and led to appalling violations of their rights,” said Piet De Bruyn, on the occasion of Intersex Awareness Day. More