Equality and Non-Discrimination


France’s ‘anti-separatism’ bill risks undermining the fundamental values it aims to protect, General rapporteur says

PACE’s General Rapporteur on combating racism and intolerance, Momodou Malcolm Jallow (Sweden, UEL), today made the following statement: “A bill on ‘Strengthening respect for Republican principles and against separatism’ has now been read in the two parliamentary chambers and will be submitted to... More

Germany makes a voluntary contribution to the Parliamentary Network Women Free from Violence and the No Hate Parliamentary Alliance

The government of Germany has made a voluntary contribution of €100,000 to support the activities of PACE’s Parliamentary Network Women Free from Violence and No Hate Parliamentary Alliance. The Network Women Free from Violence aims to promote the ratification and effective implementation of the... More

Committee condemns “grave human rights violations” committed against Crimean Tatars

Reaffirming the non-recognition of the annexation of Crimea, the PACE Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination condemned the “grave violations” of human rights that have been committed against Crimean Tatars, including killings and enforced disappearances, “which moreover have not since been... More

‘Give a voice to Roma youth and civil society organisations in Parliaments’

On the occasion of International Roma Day, Momodou Malcolm Jallow (Sweden, UEL), General Rapporteur on Combating Racism and Intolerance, made the following statement: “Fifty years ago today, the First World Romani Congress was held in London. This date, 8 April, was chosen as International Roma... More

Statement on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

“On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (21 March), I pay tribute to the integrity and determination of all those who protested against racism over the last year, whether demonstrating in the streets of Europe’s big cities or using creative online... More

A ‘window of opportunity’ for determined action to stamp out Afrophobia or anti-Black racism

Racism, including Afrophobia or anti-Black racism, is still “rife in Europe”, according to PACE’s Equality Committee, but recent increased public awareness of the problem has created a “window of opportunity” for determined action to eradicate it. Unanimously approving a report by Momodou Malcolm... More