Race and Ethnicity

In the Spirit of Harambee: Addressing Discrimination and Inequality in Kenya

For those seeking greater equality in Kenya, this is a time of hope. In 2010, the people of Kenya seized the opportunity for national renewal presented in the wake of the 2008 post-election violence, and adopted a new Constitution that enshrined a strong right to equality. Coming at the end of a decade which saw the introduction of laws prohibiting discrimination on grounds of disability, race and ethnicity and HIV status, and on a range of grounds in respect of employment, the Constitution marked the largest improvement in Kenya's legal framework on equality and non-discrimination.

ERT Case summary: European Roma Rights Centre V Portugal

This is the ERT case summary of the European Court of Human Rights decision in European Roma Rights Centre V Portugal(application no. 61/2010). The Committee found there to be violations of Article E (Non-discrimination) in conjunction with each of Article 31(1) (Right to housing), 16 (Right of the family to social, legal and economic protection) and 30 (Right to protection against poverty and social exclusion) of the Revised Charter. The case summary sets out the reference details, facts, legal arguments and decision of the case.