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Are there mechanisms in place to collect data on racial discrimination in line with data protection legislation as an effective means of, monitoring and reviewing policies and practices to combat racial discrimination and promote racial equality?

Key Area:
Anti-discrimination Legislation & Implementation
Discrimination, Equality
23/02/2012 - 13:42
Short Answer

There is no longer a national mechanism in place to collect data on racial discrimination since the National Consultative Committee on Racism and Interculturalism closed in December 2008. This data is collected solely by NGOs and the police force. The Central Statistics Office does however publish statistics on discrimination in its Quarterly National Household Survey on Equality.

Qualitative Info

Central Statistics Office's Quarterly Household Servey on Equality: . The Immigrant Council of Ireland published Garda data (collated by the CSO) on numbers of yearly recorded racially motivated attackes in Dublin in its 2011 publication 'Taking Racism Seriously.'

Groups affected/interested Migrants, Refugees, Roma & Travelers, Muslims, Ethnic minorities, Religious minorities, Linguistic minorities, Majority, Asylum seekers, Africans/black people, National minorities
Type (R/D) Extremism - organised Racist Violence, Anti-migrant/xenophobia, Anti-semitism, Islamophobia, Afrophobia, Arabophobia, Anti-roma/zinghanophobia, Religious intolerance, Inter-ethnic, Intra-ethnic, Nationalism, Anti-roma/ romaphobia, Xenophobia
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Policing - law enforcement, Health and social protection, Culture, Political discourse -parties - orgs, Political participation, Anti-discrimination, Anti-racism, Integration - social cohesion, Daily life
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