The judgment of the National Court of 19 November 2018 annulled the statutes of a sex workers’ union arguing that prostitution cannot be considered a job and that, therefore, whoever exercises it cannot rely on the freedom of association to create a union
The new law on higher education provides that female and male scientists are subjected to general provisions on the differentiation of retirement age, meaning that women shall retire at the age of 60, while men retire at the age of 65.
Royal Decree 950/2018, of 27 July 2018, has applied the judgment of the CJEU of 9 November 2017, C-98/15 (Espadas Recio Case) and has, accordingly, modified the social security legislation so part-time workers have the right to the unemployment benefit taking into consideration the days that they have contributed to the social security system, and not only the days that they have effectively worked.
On 30 August, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination published Concluding Observations on the combined report by Latvia. The observations pay special attention to the collection of statistics, NHRI, anti-discrimination legislation and its enforcement, hate crimes and hate speech, access to justice, non-citizens and the situation of Roma
Liechtenstein’s Administrative Court applied to the Constitutional Court for annulment of a legal provision in the granting of a residence permit to the de facto civil partner on the grounds that this provision violates the principle of constitutional equality and is not compatible with Article 8 ECHR in conjunction with the prohibition of discrimination under Article 14 ECHR
Adoption of anti-discrimination legislation
Adoption of legislation on equal treatment in the labour market irrespective of race, ethnic origin, religion/belief, disability, diminished work ability, age, sexual orientation and gender identity, biological gender characteristics and gender expression
Non-conformity of the decision of the plenary assembly of the Court of Cassation in relation to the dismissal of a child care director for wearing the Islamic veil to the International Covenant on Civil and political right