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Issue No. 18 European Anti-Discrimination Law Review

The eighteenth 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 January 2014).

Developing Anti-discrimination Law in Europe - the 28 EU Member States, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Turkey compared

The eighth edition of the Comparative Analysis – Developing anti-discrimination Law in the 28 EU Member States, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Turkey is now available. The objective of the Comparative Analysis, drafted by Isabelle Chopin and Catharina Germaine-Sahl (Migration Policy Group), is to compare and contrast the information set out in the 2012 country reports prepared by the European Network of Legal Experts in the non-discrimination field, providing an overview of national anti-discrimination legislation.

National protection beyond the two EU Anti-discrimination Directives

Its purpose is to provide an extensive mapping of existing national regulation of discrimination outside the field of employment on the grounds of religion and belief, disability, age and sexual orientation, in the 28 EU Member States as well as the accession candidate countries (FYR of Macedonia, Iceland and Turkey) and the EEA countries (Liechtenstein and Norway). The report shows that there is a great deal of regulation of discrimination on the relevant grounds beyond the scope of Council Directive 2000/78/EC across the countries surveyed, although there are differences in scope and methodology of regulation. Summaries are available in French and German.

Thematic report published - Discrimination in Housing

A publication has been released by the European Network of Legal Experts in the field of non-discrimination, entitled ‘Discrimination in Housing’. The authors Julie Ringelheim and Nicolas Bernard address complex issues related to discrimination in the field of housing, aiming at providing a comprehensive analysis of the trends and patterns of discrimination occurring in this field, against the backdrop of relevant EU law as well as European and international human rights law. Thus, the report examines general situations of discrimination related to the offer, the attribution and occupation of different types of housing, as well as particularly complex issues such as housing for the Roma and Traveller communities and ensuring accessible housing for persons with disabilities. The publication is available in French also.

Anti-discrimination Law Review issues

The European Anti-discrimination Law Review is a bi-annual publication produced by the European Network of Independent Legal Experts in the non-discrimination field, in order to provide an overview of the latest developments falling within the scope of the two EC anti-discrimination directives. Each issue contains two articles on recent legal trends. In addition, there are updates on legal policy developments at the European level and updates from the case law of the European court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights. At the national level, the latest developments in non-discrimination law in the EU Member States, Croatia, FYR of Macedonia and Turkey are presented. All issues of European Anti-discrimination Law Review are available below for download:

Anti-discrimination Law Review - issue 18
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Anti-discrimination Law Review - issue 17
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Anti-discrimination Law Review - issue 16
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Anti-discrimination Law Review - issue 15
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Anti-discrimination Law Review - issue 14
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Anti-discrimination Law Review - issue 13
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Anti-discrimination Law Review - issue 12
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Anti-discrimination Law Review - issue 11
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Anti-discrimination Law Review - issue 10
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Anti-discrimination Law Review - issue 9
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Anti-discrimination Law Review - issue 8
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Anti-discrimination Law Review - issue 6/7
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Anti-discrimination Law Review - issue 5
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Anti-discrimination Law Review - issue 4
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Anti-discrimination Law Review - issue 3
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Anti-discrimination Law Review - issue 2
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Anti-discrimination Law Review - issue 1
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How to order publications

To order your hard copy of an issue of the Law Review please go to our order page

To order your hard copy of a thematic report or the comparative review please refer to the links in the article below.

All thematic reports and issues of the Law Review are available below for download.

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).

European Commission publications drafted by the network

Various Comparative Analysis and Thematic Reports are published by the European Commission which are drafted by the European Network of Independent Legal Experts in the non-discrimination field, in order to address specific issues of concern. Please feel free to download the PDF version(s) or to order hardcopies (if available) via the links provided below. For larger orders (i.e. seminars etc.) please contact the EUROPA Publication Office.

Comparative analyses published so far:

Developing Anti-Discrimination Law in Europe - The 28 EU Member States, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Turkey compared (October 2013)
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Developing Anti-Discrimination Law in Europe - The 27 EU Member States, Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Turkey compared (October 2012)
EN only, Hardcopy

Developing Anti-Discrimination Law in Europe - The 27 EU Member States, Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey compared (November 2011)
EN only, Hardcopy

Developing Anti-Discrimination Law in Europe - The 27 EU Member States, Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey compared (November 2010)
EN only, Hardcopy

Developing Anti-Discrimination Law in Europe - The 27 EU Member States compared (November 2009)
EN, FR, DE, Hardcopy

Thematic Reports published so far:

Reasonable accommodation beyond disability in Europe?
(September 2013)
EN only
Summaries FR DE

National protection beyond the two EU Anti-discrimination Directives - The grounds of religion and belief, disability, age and sexual orientation beyond employment
(September 2013)
EN only
Summaries FR DE

Discrimination in Housing
(February 2013)
EN, FR

The Evolution and Impact of the Case-Law of the Court of Justice of the European Union on Directives 2000/43/EC and 2000/78/EC
(November 2012)
EN only, Hardcopy

Trans and intersex people. Discrimination on the grounds of sex, gender identity and gender expression
(June 2011)
EN, DE, FR, Hardcopy

Comparative study of anti-discrimination and equality laws of the US, Canada, South Africa and India
(February 2012)
EN only, Hardcopy

The prohibition of discrimination under European Human Rights Law: relevance for the EU non-discrimination Directives
EN only, Hardcopy

How to Present a Discrimination Claim: Handbook on seeking remedies under the EU Non-discrimination Directives
EN only, Hardcopy

Age and employment
EN only, Hardcopy

In search of a balance between the right to equality and other fundamental rights
EN, FR, DE, Hardcopy

Links between migration and discrimination
EN, FR, DE, Hardcopy

Disability and non-discrimination law in the European Union
EN, FR, DE, Hardcopy

Limits and Potential of the concept of indirect discrimination
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, FR, DE, Hardcopy

Segregation of Roma children in education: addressing structural discrimination through the Race Equality Directive
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, FR, DE, Hardcopy

Beyond formal equality: positive action under Directives 2000/43/EC and 2000/78/EC
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, FR, DE, Hardcopy

Measuring discrimination: data collection and EU equality law
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, FR, DE, Hardcopy

Religion and belief: discrimination in employment - the EU law
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, FR, DE, Hardcopy

Catalysts for change: equality bodies according to Directive 2000/43/EC
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Equal rights versus special rights? Minority protection and the prohibition of discrimination
EN, FR, DE, Hardcopy

Remedies and sanctions in EC non-discrimination law', ‘Age discrimination and European Law
EN, FR, DE, Hardcopy

Age discrimination and European Law
EN
, FR, DE, Hardcopy

The prohibition of discrimination under European Human Rights Law: relevance for EU Racial and Employment Equality Directives
EN, FR, DE, Hardcopy

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