The Centre, which has been set up only in 2008,is a body of 5 members including a president, nominated for five years by the Grand-Duke on the proposal of the Parliament. Once a year, a report must be submitted to the Government and to Parliament and the Centre is funded by the state.
The Centre publishes reports, issues opinions and recommendations, conducts surveys on all questions linked to discrimination and provides information and assistance to victims of discrimination.
It deals with issues relating to discrimination based on race, ethnic origin, gender, religion or belief, disability, age and sexual orientation.
The law of 28 November 2006 underlines the full independence of the Centre. This independence may in theory be restricted by the fact that the Government decides alone on the budget it will allocate to the Centre every year. Actually the budget has decreased in the last two years.
The Centre does not have the ability to support victims in Court or to submit directly claims to the courts. Thus it has no quasi judicial powers.
Since the year 2008, the Centre is acting in the field of anti-discrimination, by organising some conferences, as well as collecting claims of discrimination and trying to solve the cases of alleged discrimination. In 2011 its activities have been regularly covered by the national newspapers, television and radio.