The Migration Policy Group (Belgium) in partnership with the Human European Consultancy (the Netherlands) conducted a mapping of the legal, institutional and policy framework regarding anti-discrimination in Turkey and the Western Balkans. The project is supported by the EU Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity (PROGRESS) and implemented in eight countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYROM, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey) by local partners. In Turkey İstanbul Bilgi University Human Rights Law Research Center is designated as the local partner. The study covers an analysis of discrimination issues in Turkey and the Western Balkans with a mapping of the anti-discrimination legislation, policies and stakeholders. The scope of the mapping study is determined according to the scope of Racial Equality Directive and Employment Equality Directive of the Council of EU. The report illustrating the findings of the mapping study deals with the issue discrimination based on racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age and sexual orientation and examines legislation containing discriminatory elements and cases of discrimination in the fields of employment, education, training, social protection, access to goods and services, health services, social advantages and membership of workers’ organisations. The study takes into consideration the gender dimension of each of these grounds of discrimination, as well as multiple-discrimination. The study for Turkey is carried out by members of the Human Rights Law Research Center, İdil Işıl Gül and Burcu Yeşiladalı.
For more information about the project please see the web site of Migration Policy Group.