European Commission’s reports on EU legislation against racism and discrimination fall short on addressing victims’ need for justice

ENAR has issued a statement on the European Commission’s joint report on the Equality Directives and the implementation report on the Framework Decision on Racism and Xenophobia.

9 May 2014

ENAR welcomes the reports and the efforts by the European Commission to regularly assess Member States’ progress.

However, we regret that the Commission mainly focuses on legal transposition and only reviews implementation in general terms without consideration of human rights violation examples and their concrete impact on the daily lives of ethnic and religious minorities and migrants in Europe.

Our statement focuses on a few aspects crucial to the proper implementation of the Framework Decision and Equality Directives, as well as on existing legislative gaps.

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