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Does the national law cover all grounds of discrimination as in the International Conventions and EU law or additional discrimination grounds?

Key Area:
Anti-discrimination Legislation & Implementation
Racism, Discrimination
10/01/2012 - 03:15
Short Answer

Yes, it also covers additional grounds.

Qualitative Info


Cyprus has ratified all major international conventions on anti-discrimination (Framework Convention on the protection of National Minorities, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, European Convention on Human Rights and its Protocol 12,  Revised European Social Charter, International Convention on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women,  Convention on the Rights of the Child, ILO Convention N°111 on Discrimination, Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities) and has transposed the two anti-discrimination Council Directives. Thus all grounds covered by these instruments also form part of the Cypriot legal order. Additionally, article 28 of the Constitution prohibits discrimination on the grounds of: community; race; religion; language; sex; political or other conviction; national or social descent; birth; colour; wealth; social class; or any ground whatsoever.

Groups affected/interested Migrants, Refugees, Roma & Travelers, Muslims, Ethnic minorities, Religious minorities, Linguistic minorities, Asylum seekers, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender, Persons with disability
Type (R/D) Anti-migrant/xenophobia, Anti-semitism, Islamophobia, Afrophobia, Arabophobia, Anti-roma/zinghanophobia, Religious intolerance, Inter-ethnic, Intra-ethnic
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Policing - law enforcement, Employment - labour market, Housing, Health and social protection, Education, Anti-discrimination, Anti-racism, Religion
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