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Key Factors of Racism in Luxembourg Discrimination Cases

Key Factors of Racism in Luxembourg Discrimination Cases

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Most of the reports received by the government agency CET in 2021 show that racism, not disability, was the first central motive.

Most of the reports received by the government agency CET in 2021 show that racism, not disability, was the first central motive.

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Racism was the main contributor to most of the cases filed with anti-discrimination groups in Luxemburg last year, surpassing complaints of disability-based prejudice for the first time, officials said in an annual report on Tuesday.

According to the report, a total of 60 cases in 2021 (almost a quarter of the 245 reports overall treated by the Center for Equal Treatment (CET)) are now centered on racial or ethnic origin. bottom.

Racism is much faster than other motives and is the dominant feature in most cases, with statistics showing 48 complaints centered on disability, 43 genders, 10 ages, and sexual orientation. 9 showed 9 of religion.

Or Shows the reversal of trends seen in 2020Ethnic origin and gender followed, when disability was cited as the most discriminatory reason in about a quarter of cases.

The total number of proceedings filed in CET, an independent body established by Parliament in 2006, surpassed the previous records of 203 cases filed in 2020, a record high for the second consecutive year.

According to the CET, there were 16 cases classified into multiple categories of discrimination and an additional 50 cases that could not be attributed to a particular factor.

Half of all cases (124) received by the CET last year have been resolved and 19 disputes are still ongoing. The petitioner withdrew the complaint in 55 proceedings, but failed to prove discrimination in an additional 41 cases.

The center previously said it regrets not having binding input for institutions or individuals who refused to cooperate.

The group also analyzed job ads during 2021 and concluded that 82 contained some form of prejudice, with the majority discriminating on the basis of gender.

The results of the CET survey show that Luxembourg’s efforts to tackle racial discrimination Lack of public data on this issue, Despite a significant increase in reports of online attacks on refugees and asylum seekers.

In December 2020, CET revealed: One in five residents of Luxembourg reports that they have been victims of at least one discriminatory act in the last three years.

Luxembourg was unable to fully respond to its claim to be a multicultural and open country.Two years ago, a lawmaker said during a debate about racism in the wake of George Floyd’s protest.


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