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Does legislation provide for the possibility of adopting special/positive measures prevent or compensate for disadvantages linked to racial or ethnic origin in order to ensure full equality in practice?

Key Area:
Anti-discrimination Legislation & Implementation
Discrimination, Equality
10/01/2012 - 04:24
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The Law on Equal Treatment irrespective of Race or Ethnic origin N. 59(I)2004 (article 6) transposing (more or less) the Racial Equality Directive provides that differential treatment on the basis of race or ethnic origin or the maintaining or adopting of specific measures aimed at preventing or compensating for disadvantages linked to racial or ethnic origin shall not be deemed as unlawful discrimination, even though they may appear so.

Groups affected/interested Migrants, Refugees, Roma & Travelers, Muslims, Ethnic minorities, Religious minorities, Linguistic minorities, Asylum seekers
Type (R/D) Anti-migrant/xenophobia, Anti-semitism, Islamophobia, Afrophobia, Arabophobia, Anti-roma/zinghanophobia
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Employment - labour market, Housing, Health and social protection, Education
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