Select Committee on European Union Ninth Report


APPENDIX 3

TITLE III: INDEPENDENT BODIES FOR THE PROMOTION OF EQUAL TREATMENT

Article 12

Independent bodies

1. Member States shall provide for an independent body or bodies for the promotion of the principle equal treatment between persons of different racial or ethnic origin. These bodies may form part of independent agencies charged at national level with the defence of human rights or the safeguard of individuals' rights.

2. Member States shall ensure that these independent bodies have amongst their functions to receive and pursue complaints from individuals about discrimination on grounds of racial or ethnic origin, to start investigations or surveys concerning discrimination based on racial or ethnic origin and to publish reports and make recommendations on issues relating to discrimination based on racial or ethnic origin.



 
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