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Are there mechanisms in place to collect data on racial discrimination in line with data protection legislation as an effective means of, monitoring and reviewing policies and practices to combat racial discrimination and promote racial equality?

Key Area:
Anti-discrimination Legislation & Implementation
Discrimination, Equality
20/12/2011 - 13:35
Short Answer

No. There is no systematic data collection.

Qualitative Info

No systematic monitoring and review procedures in place.
However, various governmental bodies on federal, state and local level (including the federal equality body FADA, anti-discrimination bodies in the state of Berlin and Hamburg and in several municipalities) and non-governmental organizations/networks have been established that offer professional support to victims of discrimination and register discrimination-related complaints. The documentation activities of many of these organizations have been increasingly professionalized in recent years. A nationwide network of such organisations and support offers does not exist in Germany; thus, a systematic monitoring of discrimination does not exist. One of the currently most advanced systems of documenting discrimination has been implemented in Berlin, coordinated by the state equality body LADS and based on the counselling and registration of mainly non-governmental organisations specialised in anti-discrimination support.



  • Peucker, Mario/ Lechner, Claudia (2010), Machbarkeitsstudie: Standardisierte Datenerhebung zum Nachweis von Diskriminierung!? – Bestandsaufnahme und Ausblick, Antidiskriminierungsstelle des Bundes (ed.), Berlin.
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)
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Anti-discrimination, Anti-racism
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