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Is racial discrimination defined in national law?

Key Area:
Anti-discrimination Legislation & Implementation
Racism, Discrimination
21/12/2011 - 09:43
Short Answer

YES, under the general definition for discrimination

Qualitative Info

Art.2.(1) of the Governmental Ordinance No. 137 of 31 August 2000 on preventing and sanctioning all forms of discrimination, republished with amendments in the Official Journal No.99 of 8 February 2007: “...discrimination represents any distinction, exclusion, restriction or advantage, based on the race, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, social category, beliefs, sex or sexual orientation, age, disability, chronic non-contagious  illness, infection with HIV or the belonging to a disadvantaged category or any other criteria, which has as goal or effect the restriction or elimination of acknowledgement, of use or exercise, in equal conditions, of the human rights and fundamental freedoms recognized by the law, in the domain of politics, economy, society, culture or in any other domain of public life.”

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
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, Homophobia, On grounds of disability, On grounds of other belief
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Policing - law enforcement, Employment - labour market, Housing, Health and social protection, Education, Culture, Media, Internet, Sport, Political discourse -parties - orgs, Political participation, Anti-discrimination, Anti-racism, Integration - social cohesion, Daily life, Religion
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