Ending discrimination

Ending discrimination

For the S&Ds, the principles of human dignity and equality before the law are the foundations of a just and democratic society. We led the fight to enshrine non-discrimination, tolerance, justice, solidarity and equality in the EU treaties – a legal basis for EU action. 

We are currently campaigning for the Commission to extend comprehensive protection against all forms of discrimination, despite opposition from the right-wing majority in the Council. We also want the Commission to review the existing Framework Decision on criminal sanctions against racism and xenophobia so that it can include other forms of hate crime, including those involving sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. 

Position papers

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Strengthening links with civil society
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