Access to justice for victims of discrimination
The project aims at strengthening the access to justice through non-judiciary redress mechanisms for victims of discrimination, hate crime and hate speech in Eastern Partnership countries
It includes the following types of interventions in the Eastern Partnership countries:
- support to the development of legislation on anti-discrimination, hate crime and hate speech in line with European human rights standards
- advice and training for the development of procedures and tools for disaggregated data gathering on discrimination, hate crime and hate speech
- capacity building activities for Equality bodies/ Ombudsoffices and NGOs to assist men and women from vulnerable groups in pursuing discrimination complaints through relevant non-judicial redress mechanisms
- information and awareness raising of the work of Equality bodies/Ombudsoffices and related non-judicial redress mechanisms, specifically targeting vulnerable groups in all their diversity.
Several activities are run on the national level and others on the basis of peer exchange at the regional level. The project works in close co-operation with Equality bodies/ Ombudsoffices, NGOs and public authorities in the Eastern Partnership.
The ultimate goal of the project is that the general population of the Eastern Partnership countries enjoys equal rights and better protection against discrimination, hate speech, hate crime in line with European standards.
The project is implemented by the No Hate Speech and Co-operation Unit, in the Council of Europe’s Anti-Discrimination Department (Directorate General of Democracy) from February 2019 to December 2021.