Follow-up report: Implementation of the government resolution to implement the State panel’s recommendations for eradicating racism against Ethiopian Israelis
Two years after the government resolution was passed, we can say that significant parts of it have actually been promoted, with emphasis on the activity of the Ministry of Justice and the Attorney General – although not always according to the schedules set. In this we can include the establishment of the Ministry of Justice’s designated Anti-Racism unit and its activity (publication of an annual activity report, responding to complaints, implementing the government resolution, creating a list of media experts and setting up an advisory public committee). This also applies to many actions that were the responsibility of the Attorney General.
At the same time, many actions that were assigned to ministries and entities other than the Ministry of Justice and the Attorney General have been implemented either partially or not at all – this is the case with most activities assigned to the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Culture, and parts of those assigned to the Civil Service Commission.
In addition, in some of the units that existed before the government resolution, the resolution was treated as a “recommendation” only, and it did not change their priorities. For example, the Ministry of Education has not developed binding training for teachers on racism, has not adjusted the content of textbooks, and is not working to encourage multicultural content in schools. Even in the National Commissioner for Equal Employment Opportunities, it is difficult to point to clear and defined changes following the report’s recommendations and the guidelines in the government resolution.
Decision date01/05/2017Partly Applied