European Commission recommends stronger equality bodies in Member States

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The National Commission for the Promotion of Equality (NCPE) recomends stronger equality bodies in Member state.

NCPE stated that as an equality agency it is generally the first reference point for those seeking to complaint about any discrimination case or to reference on matters relating to equal treatment and discrimination.  Hence, it is important to have the adequate financial, human and technical resources.

European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, Věra Jourová, entities such as the NCPE are “guardians of justice, to ensure that all citizens are given equal rights and equal opportunities”.

In Malta, work is underway to strengthen the NCPE through its transformation into a Human Rights and Equality Commission (HREC) covering the protection of equal treatment and human rights