On 6 June 2017, an event titled “WE DO NOT DISCRIMINATE! Conference on the occasion of the presentation of the Guidebook for Developing an Anti-discrimination Code of Conduct for Employers“ took place in Serbia. This conference was organized within the framework of the Twinning project “Support to the advancement of human rights and zero tolerance to discrimination“, and it is one of the elements that support the Serbian Commissioner for Protection of Equality (CPE) in increasing the effectiveness of her recommendations targeting employers who have been found to engage in discriminatory practices.
Anti-Discrimination, Diversity and Asylum
On June 12th 2017, all 19 CPE staff members participating in the training of trainers program strengthening their competences and skills in handling cases as well as doing awareness raising and outreach work received their certificates.
On 24 May 2016, Monika Mayrhofer will present the results of the research project ClimAccount, which was funded by the Austrian Climate and Research Fund, at the Austrian Climate Day (22-24 May in Vienna). The titel of the presentation is "Human Rights Accountability of the EU and Austria for Climate Change Policies in Third Countries and their possible Effects on Migration"
Further details on this event you can find here.
On 16 May 2017, Monika Mayrhofer will present a paper on "Protesting Against the Displacement of the Ngöbe in Panama" at the 10th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS) on "Forgotten Corridors. Global Displacement & the Politics of Engagement, 15-18 May 2017" in Victoria/Canada.
Further details on project and conference you can find here.
As part of the FRAME-Project Monika Mayrhofer will attend a workshop on 'Human Rights and Vulnerability: Conceptualization, Contestation and Resilience' on 5 April 2017. She will present a paper on the topic: "Dismantling Vulnerability. The implicit racism and sexism of the vulnerability discourse in the human rights context".
Fundamental rights, language and integration are the important topics discussed by Hannes Tretter on tuesday, 21.03.2017, starting at 2:05 pm at Ö1 - Liveshow "Von Tag zu Tag". The discussion centers around the question, whether there are juridical obligations. Everyone interested can call and ask questions at number: 0800 22 69 79; discussion language is german.
Additionally in the next days a further examination of this topic, a new BIM-Position, will be uploaded on our homepage.
From the 7th to the 10th of February 2017, the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights welcomed a delegation of five representatives of the Serbian Commissioner for Protection of Equality (CPE) led by Commissioner Brankica Janković in Vienna and Graz. This study visit took place in the framework of the ongoing Twinning project “Support to advancement of human rights and zero tolerance to discrimination” in Serbia.
Persons with Disabilities – Experiences with Violence and Discrimination
On 3rd December 2016, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we set a focus on experiences of violence and discrimination against persons with disabilities, who fled and seek protection in Europe.
So far only few studies exist, such as the one of FRA (Fundamental Rights Agency), of Handicap International and Help Age International and the University of Sydney, that are dealing with the specific situation of persons with disabilities on the move.
Anti-discrimination is anchored in the constitution of the South East European (SEE) countries and is expressed in their substantive law. SEE countries are faced to reaffirm the strong focus on the principle of "fundamentals first" and to prioritise reforms in the key areas of rule of law, including fighting discrimination. Nevertheless the enforcement of anti-discrimination legislation in practice in SEE countries is not on satisfactory level due to many complex reasons behind.