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Are there any problems concerning the implementation of national legislation prohibiting discrimination?

Key Area:
Anti-discrimination Legislation & Implementation
Discrimination, Equality
27/02/2012 - 14:16
Short Answer

Indeed, several; the Equality Authority takes only test cases, migrants may choose not to participate in a case if it can jeopardise an application (residency, social housing, etc.) Additionally “Civil legal aid is seriously underfunded, operates an impossibly low means test threshold, confines itself almost exclusively to family law cases and is legally barred from taking test cases.” (Mel Cousins 2011)

Qualitative Info

Using Law and Litigation in the Public Interest Michael Farrell, Solicitor, FLAC:

Groups affected/interested Migrants, Refugees, Roma & Travelers, Muslims, Ethnic minorities, Religious minorities, Linguistic minorities, Majority, Asylum seekers, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender, Persons with disability, Africans/black people, National minorities
Type (R/D) Anti-migrant/xenophobia, Anti-semitism, Islamophobia, Afrophobia, Arabophobia, Anti-roma/zinghanophobia, Religious intolerance, Inter-ethnic, Intra-ethnic, Nationalism, Homophobia, On grounds of disability, On grounds of other belief, Anti-roma/ romaphobia, Xenophobia
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Policing - law enforcement, Employment - labour market, Housing, Health and social protection, Education, Political discourse -parties - orgs, Political participation, Anti-discrimination, Anti-racism, Daily life, Religion
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