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29 January 2020

Activity Details (ID# 41975)  

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Title Support CPD by providing recomendations on the revisions/ammendments of Anti-Discrimination law and other relevant national laws, and harmonizing existing AD definitions and provisions to bring them in line with the European standards/Activity 1.2 
Description The activity aims at providing experts' recomendations to CPD on:
- Harmonisation of the provisions on the burden of proof in the Law on the Protection from Discrimination, the Labour Law, the Law on Education and the Procedural Codes and bring them in line with the ‘Community Acquis’.
- Harmonisation of the definitions of discrimination and bringing them in line with the ‘Community Acquis’, with reference to the list of grounds for discrimination and the different types of discrimination, like direct discrimination, indirect discrimination, harassment, victimisation and discrimination by association.
- Clarifying the obligation to provide evidence to start procedures and to shift the burden of proof as foreseen in the Law of Protection from Discrimination means and interpretation according the Community Acquis.
- Addressing the intersectional and multiple discrimination to protect persons affected by discrimination on multiple grounds, in a way that reflects the cumulative nature of this discrimination.
Status Under way 
Date 01/09/2016 - 15/12/2016 
Location Albania
Countries CoE Members: Albania
  Joint Programme Activity - Albania HR&AD
Joint Programme EC/CoE
JP Albania HR&AD - Enhancing the effectiveness of the Albanian system of human rights protection (HR) and anti-discrimination (AD)    (Logframe)  (Activities)
Project Purpose 0 - 2015/DG I/JP/2969   Enhancing the effectiveness of the Albanian system of human rights protection and anti-discrimination
Expected Result 0.1 - Strengthened administrative/professional capacities, efficiency and coordination of the main human rights protection and anti-discrimination bodies to effectively implement and monitor anti-discrimination law and policies.
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
I – Human Rights
Line of Action ⇒ I.1 – Protection of Human Rights
Programme ☆ I.1.3  Enhancing the effectiveness of the ECHR system at national and European level

Working Method

Legislative Expertise 
Directorate Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law 
CoE Contact ,   email
Partners CoE Tirana field office - Secretariat Field Presence
Last Modified 14/10/2016 

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