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Prohibition of discrimination

Article 14

Everyone must enjoy the rights enshrined in the European Convention on Human Rights regardless of skin color, sex, language, political or religious beliefs or origins. The prohibition of discrimination is closely linked to the principle of equality which holds that all people are born and remain free and equal in dignity and rights.

IN PRACTICE, the prohibition of discrimination applies, for example, to…
Discrimination based on sexual orientation
Discrimination based on origin
Discrimination based on descent

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Fight against racism
National minorities
Roma and Travellers
Equality between women and men
Children’s rights
Fight against homophobia
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Racial discrimination
Homosexuality
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Roma and travellers
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Trade union rights
Freedom of religion
Hate speech
Conscientious objection
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Detention conditions and treatment of prisoners
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