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Complaints regarding ethnic discrimination received by Equality Body/Agency/Court

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Discrimination Statistics
10/01/2012 - 16:09
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According to the Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency (FADA, Antidiskriminierungsstelle des Bundes, ADS) - Germany’s solely nationwide statutory anti-discrimination body- a total number of 12,240 contacts were counted between August 2006 and November 2010, among those 5,657 queries and complaints that referred to the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).  752 of the 5,657 queries referred to ethnic discrimination, 168 queries referred to religion and 15 queries referred to belief. 271 cases of ethnic discrimination were recorded in 2010.


The statutory anti-discrimination body on state level- the Berliner Landesstelle fuer Gleichbehandlung - gegen Diskriminierung (Berlin State Body for Equal Treatment - Against Discrimination, LADS) - coordinates a Berlin-wide network of organisations offering professional anti-discrimination counselling.

In 2009, in total 469 complaints were recorded by the LADS, of which 167 cases were on the ground of ethnic origin, 18 cases on the ground of skin colour and 33 on the ground of religion.
In 2010 the network counted 336 cases of discrimination: 89 cases of discrimination on the ground of ethnic origin, 13 on the ground of skin colour and 14 on the ground of religion.




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Groups affected/interested Migrants, Refugees, Roma & Travelers, Muslims, Ethnic minorities, Asylum seekers
Type (R/D) Anti-migrant/xenophobia, Anti-semitism, Afrophobia, Arabophobia, Anti-roma/zinghanophobia
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