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New provisions in gender equality and non-discrimination

Date: 11 October 2016. Topics

The gender identity of a transsexual who had not undergone gender reassignment surgery was recognised by court decision

Date: 11 October 2016. Topics

Violations of constitutional principles in the practice followed at Budapest airport, resulting in a series of refusals to allow Roma passengers to board airplanes to Canada

Employment of a woman returning from maternity leave in the same or an equivalent job

Measuring gender equality in Serbia 

Date: 11 October 2016. Topics

New legislation on gender equality adopted and the Istanbul Convention is signed – a new challenge for legislation and policy in the field

Date: 11 October 2016. Topics

The Equality Body rules that the application of the majoritarian logic over the treatment of a numerically smaller group inevitably results in indirect discrimination

Strategy on Gender Equality (2016-2020)

Date: 11 October 2016. Topics

After Roma-only school is closed down in small town, schools of neighbouring town deny enrolment and the central state body responsible for the management of schools takes action with significant delay

Different amount of premium for the voluntary health insurance 

Date: 11 October 2016. Topics

Recent legal anti-discrimination provisions

Discrimination in Employment

Limitation of the scope of general prohibition to employ women for works particularly burdensome and detrimental for their health, to the pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers.

Date: 21 September 2016. Topics

The Montenegrin Ministry for Human and Minority Rights initiated the procedure of amending the existing LPD in order to improve the prohibition against discrimination and additionally harmonize this law with the anti-discriminatory international law and standards, first of all, with the EU directives and UN conventions ratified my Montenegro. 

Collective agreements can improve legislation on reduction of working hours for parental reasons, even if the improvement was established in the collective agreement before the legislative reform of 2012

Date: 20 September 2016. Topics

Position of women in company boards

Date: 20 September 2016. Topics

Legality of Municipal bylaws forbidding Islamic swimwear on the beach

Government – proposal for amendment of the State Social Support Act

Date: 20 September 2016. Topics

Introduction of the possibility to limit expression of religious freedom by way of the employer’s in-house regulation

Federal Antidiscrimination Body publishes guidelines on preventing and tackling sexual harassment in the workplace

Date: 20 September 2016. Topics

Federal Ministry for Family and Senior Citizens, Women and Youth insists on the implementation of its draft law on pay equity including pay transparency 

Date: 20 September 2016. Topics

Dutch parliament passes bill extending the scope of the Disability Discrimination Act to the area of goods and services

Disadvantages caused by parental leave constitute a prohibited indirect sex discrimination 

Date: 20 September 2016. Topics

Legislation to increase the number of women in higher positions within the civil service of North Rhine-Westfalia by amending the equal qualification requirements

Date: 20 September 2016. Topics

Social housing criteria deemed as discriminatory following ex officio NCCD investigation

Draft on maternity protection highlighting the personal autonomy of pregnant and breastfeeding persons irrespective of their legal gender status

Political aim to split the various functions of the national equality body into separate bodies

Is the State liable for lack of implementation of the European Convention on Social Rights (ECSR - the "Social Charter")?

Date: 11 July 2016. Topics

Does abuse of vulnerable migrant domestic workers amount to unlawful nationality discrimination? 

Police Roma Registration regarded as discrimination

First court case claiming compensation because of ethnic discrimination 

Fighting all forms of gender based violence

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