What can you do as citizen?
4. Filing a petition
Any citizen of the European Union, or resident in a Member State, may - individually or in association with others - submit a petition to the European Parliament on a subject which falls within the European Union's fields of activity and which affects them directly, including issues of discrimination.
O’Curry, director of ENAR Ireland, will help us understand how civil society can make the
most of this tool. ENAR Ireland's 'Love
Not Hate' campaign managed to obtain 5,293 signatures up to
September 2016 on a petition calling for the Irish government to
enact immediately a Criminal Law (Hate Crime) Bill, to protect people
from various minorities in Ireland. ENAR Ireland used the
European Parliament petition to trigger a European Commission
inspection of Ireland under its obligation following the 2008
Framework decision on racism and xenophobia.
Read more about ENAR Ireland’s petition to the European Parliament here http://enarireland.org/enar-ireland-triggers-european-parliaments-investigation-of-ireland-on-hate-crime/
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How did you find ENAR Ireland's example helpful? Is there anything that surprised you? Is there anything from ENAR Ireland's experience that you can take and apply to your work?