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The use of racial anti-discrimination laws: gender and citizenship in a multicultural context

Objective

The aim of the research is to evaluate the effectiveness of Racial Discrimination Laws from the point of view of the target group and in a gender perspective. The main hypothesis is that differences can exist between the uses made of the law by men and women. This is because they develop different representations of the legal system and experience different forms of discrimination. The second hypothesis is that intersectional experience of discrimination based on race and gender is not recognized and treated properly in legal and institutional frameworks built around single types of discrimination because discriminations are seen as one-dimensional and as affecting all people -men and women- in the same way. The evaluation will be carried out through a study of case law and filed complaints, around 200 semi-directive qualitative interviews of foreign nationals and members of ethnic minorities and 70 interviews of stakeholders ans social partners, including lawyers dealing with complaints. The goal of the project is to improve our undertanding of the phenomenon of double discrimination (race and gender) and to develop practical tools to allow administrations, NGOs and specialised bodies to better assess the effectiveness of policies and practices in the field of antidiscrimination when faced with cases of double discrimination.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems/ageism
  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems/racism
  • /social sciences/law
  • /social sciences/political science/government systems/nongovernmental organization

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Address
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
1050 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 233 020
Administrative Contact
Isabelle Carles (Dr.)

Participants (5)

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 222 060
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Olga Jubany Baucells (Dr.)
MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 124 950
Address
The Burroughs, Hendon .
NW4 4BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nuria Machin (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 123 090
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hans-Liudger Dienel (Dr.)
HOEGSKOLAN I KALMAR
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 130 050
Address
Nygatan 18
-391 82 Kalmar
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Agneta Hedblom (Dr.)
International Center For Minority Studies And Intercultural Relations
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 119 730
Address
Antim Parvi 55
1303 Sofia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maya Kosseva (Ms.)