The aim of the project is to develop a data collection template for those members of equinet, the Network of Equality Bodies, that are specialised equality bodies with quasi judicial or tribunal functions. They have the power to hear a case and bring a formal decision which is either legally binding or non-binding. The template covers all grounds specified in the Race Directive (2000/43/EC), the Employment Framework Directive (2000/78/EC) the Gender Goods and Services Directive (2004/113/EC) and the Gender Recast Directive (2006/54/EC) and fields encompassed by the Race Directive (2000/43/EC). It provides for flexibility in order to include other grounds and fields in usage in specific national contexts.
The project „The Europe of minorities: impact of the case law of the European Court of Human Rights in relation to gays and lesbians, transexuals and migrants” aimed at enabling exchange of experience with combating discrimination of LGBT people and migrants in the Austria, Italy, Great Britain and Cyprus.
The impacts of climate change will lead to migration, the extent of which is dependent on mitigation and adaptation measures. It is assumed that the majority of persons affected will stay within the region, i.e. mainly within the developing world, and that only few persons will have sufficient resources to arrive in countries outside their region.
The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights is a partner in the interdisciplinary project "Plurilingual speakers in unilingual contexts. Migrants from African countries in Vienna: Language practices and institutional Communication". Through a cooperation of Applied Linguistics, African studies and human rights research it pursues following objectives:
1. Raising awareness of authorities and courts for multilingualism, language rights and migration
2. Visualising both the importance of plurilingual repertoire for administrative or judicial precedures and associated language ideologies
3. Preparing the area of communication with authorities and courts
This project was selected as one of eight research projects in the context of the “Swiss Initiative to Commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)” of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (see http://www.udhr60.ch/research.html).