Discrimination

Definition

Discrimination: It is differential treatment of persons in relevantly similar situations, without an objective and reasonable justification. Discriminated characteristics can include sex, race, colour, ethnic or social origin, sexual orientation, genetic features, language, religion or belief, political or any other opinion, membership of a national minority, property, birth, disability, age or other personal or social circumstances.

Information

Source: European Court of Human Rights

For more information on this topic, visit
http://echr.coe.int

Sources

The Hate Speech Watch will focus on discrimination of Roma people in Europeas the first focus of the month in April. The 8 April is the International Roma Day, a celebration of Romani culture that aims to raise awareness of the issues facing Roma people. Since 1990, the Day draws attention to discrimination directed at Roma and Gypsy communities globally. View

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