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Is there a definition of discrimination on the grounds of race, ethnic origin and/or religion in national law in conformity with the EU Directives?

Key Area:
Anti-discrimination Legislation & Implementation
Racism, Discrimination
09/01/2012 - 23:28
Short Answer

Yes. The Cypriot law transposing the EU equality Directives replicates the wording of the Directives on this point

Qualitative Info

The national law transposing (more or less) the Racial Equality Directive (The Equal Treatment (Racial or Ethnic Origin) Law No. 59(I) /2004 (31.3.2004) ) defines and prohibits direct and indirect discrimination, as well as harassment, using the wording of the Directive. Instruction to discriminate is also prohibited, but no definition is offered. The national law is in conformity with the Directice on this point.

Groups affected/interested Migrants, Refugees, Roma & Travelers, Muslims, Ethnic minorities, Religious minorities, Linguistic minorities, Asylum seekers
Type (R/D) Anti-migrant/xenophobia, Islamophobia, Afrophobia, Arabophobia, Anti-roma/zinghanophobia, Religious intolerance
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Policing - law enforcement, Employment - labour market, Housing, Health and social protection, Education, Media, Sport, Political discourse -parties - orgs, Anti-discrimination, Anti-racism
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