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Are there specialised bodies/agencies/mechanisms which receive, handle/investigate complaints in discrimination cases?

Key Area:
Anti-discrimination Legislation & Implementation
Discrimination, Equality
20/12/2011 - 12:51
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Under the directive 2000/43/EC, the specialised body, the HALDE (French High Authority against Discrimination and for Equality), was created by Act n° 2004-1486 of 30 December 2004. The Constitutional Law n°2008-724 of 23 July 2008 created the institution of the Defender of Rights that integrated the HALDE and its function to fight against discrimination.



Groups affected/interested Migrants, Roma & Travelers, Muslims, Ethnic minorities, Religious minorities, Linguistic minorities, 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, On grounds of disability
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Anti-discrimination
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