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European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance

The European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) is an independent monitoring body attached to the Council of Europe on matters of human rights and specialised in the fight against racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, anti-Semitism and intolerance.

ECRI’s main objective is to review Member States’ legislation, policies and other measures to fight against racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, and intolerance, to measure their effectiveness and to formulate general policy recommendations.

ECRI provides Member States with concrete and practical advice on how to tackle problems of racism and intolerance. To this end, it examines in each country the legal framework for fighting against racism and racial discrimination, its practical implementation, the existence of independent bodies to assist victims of racism, the situation of vulnerable groups in specific policy areas (education, employment, housing etc.) and the tone of political and public debate around issues relevant for these groups.

Since 1994, the ECRI has published five reports on Luxembourg, the latest of which was published in 2017.