People of African descent across the EU regularly face racial discrimination, racist crime, racial profiling and social exclusion. The policy implications of these experiences were discussed at the public launch of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights’ report on Being Black in the EU  in Brussels on 28 November. It was hosted by Cecile Kyenge MEP, Malin Bjork MEP and the European Parliament’s Anti-Racism and Diversity Intergroup (ARDI).

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The Ombudsman institution was introduced in the Croatian legal system at the very beginning of the country’s independence, by the 1990 Constitution. However, further requirements for the beginning of its work were met two years later, by entering into force of the Ombudsman's Act. On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Act, the Ombudswoman Lora Vidović is organising a high level international conference „Reclaiming human rights in Europe: How to enhance the democratic space?“ on 11-12 May 2017 in Zagreb.  

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