European network of legal experts in the non-discrimination field
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To effectively tackle discrimination, it is important to understand the effects of the EU's equal treatment legislation on the ground(s) of discrimination. Consequently, information on the implementation of the two anti-discrimination Directives into national law is as important as analysing their impact in practice - including any related case law.

The European Commission therefore set up a network of legal experts in anti-discrimination to support its work by providing independent information and advice on relevant developments in the Member States. The network is managed by Human European Consultancy and the Migration Policy Group (MPG) on behalf of the European Commission.

On this website the network publishes information on legal developments in the non-discrimination field both at Member State and at European level. The relevant information can be accessed from the law pages (European legislation, national legislation and selected case law) and the country pages. An advanced search menu gives the option to select by country, discrimination ground, field of application or a combination of these criteria.

Reasonable accommodation beyond disability in Europe?

The European Network of Legal Experts in the Non-discrimination field has published a new thematic report entitled “Reasonable accommodation beyond disability in Europe?”. The authors, Emmanuelle Bribosia and Isabelle Rorive, examine to what extent the concept of reasonable accommodation which is currently limited to the ground of disability under EU law can be and has been extended to other grounds of discrimination. The report demonstrates how the concept was developed in the United States and in Canada before analysing the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights as well as EU law. Finally, the report examines how some EU Member States already accommodate other grounds than disability, such as race/ethnic origin and religion or belief, and provides an analysis of how such accommodation can be successful.  Summaries for this report are available in French and German.

Issue No. 17 European Anti-Discrimination Law Review

The seventeenth issue of the bi-annual European Anti-Discrimination Law Review is now published. The Law Review provides an overview of the latest developments in European anti-discrimination law (the information reflects, as far as possible, the state of affairs as of 15 June 2013).

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Legal Seminar 2013 - Equality Law: What kind of Equality?

On 29 November 2013 the sixth yearly seminar of the European Network of Legal Experts in the Non-Discrimination Field was organised in cooperation with the European Network of Legal Experts in the field of Gender Equality (managed by the Faculty of Law at Utrecht University). 

See the seminar page for the presentations held during the seminar.

Country reports on measures to combat discrimination

Each year, the European Network of Legal Experts in the field of non-discrimination produces country reports to monitor the transposition and effective implementation of the Racial Equality Directive and the Employment Equality Directive in all 28 Member States, candidate countries (FYR of Macedonia and Turkey) and EEA countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway).

Go to the European Commission - Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities This initiative is financed by the EC Programme Progress. But the views expressed in this website do not necessarily reflect the official views of the EU institutions.