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Are special/positive measures for securing advancement and protection of certain racial or ethnic groups widely adopted and implemented?

Key Area:
Anti-discrimination Legislation & Implementation
Discrimination, Equality
16/02/2012 - 09:25
Short Answer

No, positive measures are not widely adopted or implemented.

Qualitative Info

The Non-Discrimination Act (Section 4) provides for authorities' duty to foster equality. Authorties have a duty to purposefully and methodically foster equality and consolidate administrative and operational practices that will ensure the fostering of equality in preparatory work and decision-making. In particular, the authorities shall alter any circumstances that prevent the realization of equality. For this purpose, each authority is required to draw up a plan for the fostering of ethnic equality (equality plan), which must be as extensive as required by the nature of the work of the authority.


Section 7 of the Non-Discrimination Act provides that any procedure based on an equality plan, and intended to implement the intention of this Act in practice is not considered discrimination. Accordingly, the authorities are well positioned to adopt and implement positive measures for securing advancement and protection of ethnic groups. However, only a few have done so.


The Ministry of the Interior has set a positive example in its own equality plan. The Ministry's human resources strategy includes a commitment to positive measures in recruiting migrant employees and disabled people.

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, Africans/black people, National minorities
Type (R/D) Anti-migrant/xenophobia, Anti-semitism, Islamophobia, Afrophobia, Arabophobia, Anti-roma/zinghanophobia, Religious intolerance, Inter-ethnic, Intra-ethnic, Homophobia, On grounds of disability, On grounds of other belief, Anti-roma/ romaphobia, Xenophobia
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Anti-discrimination
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