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Is there an independent assessment of the impact of anti-racist legislation and its application in practice?

Key Area:
Anti-racist Crime Legislation & Implementation
28/02/2012 - 13:20
Short Answer

The Equality Authority is an independent body set up under the Employment Equality Act 1998, one of it's functions is to asses the impact of anti-racist legislation. It publishes an annual report.

Qualitative Info

"The Equality Authority was established on 18th October 1999. However, Under the plans from the Department of Finance, the Authority could be amalgamated with the Equality Tribunal, the National Disability Authority, the Irish Human Rights Commission and the Data Protection Commissioner, which could jeopardize it’s independence."

"The Equality Authority replaced the Employment Equality Agency, and has a greatly expanded role and functions. The Employment Equality Act, 1998 and the Equal Status Act, 2000 outlaw discrimination in employment, vocational training, advertising, collective agreements, the provision of goods and services and other opportunities to which the public generally have access on nine distinct grounds."

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, Culture, Media, Sport, Political discourse -parties - orgs, Political participation, Anti-discrimination, Anti-racism, Integration - social cohesion, Daily life, Religion
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