High Commission for Migration | Portugal

Since 1999, Portugal has a specialized body on fighting against racial discrimination – the Commission for Equality and Against Racial Discrimination (CICDR) – that works closely with the High Commission for Migration.

In 2004, the "Race Equality Directive" was transposed to Portugal, reinforcing the national legal framework to combat racial discrimination.

In 2017, a new legal regime – establishing the prohibition, prevention and fight against discrimination on grounds of racial or ethnic origin, colour, nationality, ancestry, and territory of origin – came into force, posing as an important achievement on fighting against racial discrimination, since CICDR's legal powers were greatly reinforced.

As the fight against racial and ethnic discrimination is still an unfinished job, CICDR will continue to strive for equality, diversity, and justice.