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Politicians declare intention to close down NCCD

Publication date: 8 November 2018. Topics

Risk of shutting down of NGOs providing services to vulnerable groups due to restrictive anti-money laundering provisions

Court finds that Courts in the Republic of Cyprus have no jurisdiction to try disputes between members of the Turkish Community

Law of 10 August 2018 opens the gender marker change process by a declaration of intimate and stable conviction

Publication date: 8 November 2018. Topics

Gender quotas on company boards

Publication date: 8 November 2018. Topics

Publication of manuals for politicians, judges, and local and regional gender equality commissions in the field of gender mainstreaming and promotion of gender equality

Publication date: 8 November 2018. Topics

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.

Publication date: 8 November 2018. Topics

Preparation of the new National Gender Equality Policy

Publication date: 8 November 2018. Topics

Different levels of benefit for maternity and adoption leave

Publication date: 8 November 2018. Topics

Law 6/2018, of 3 July 2018 (Final Disposition 38) has extended the paternity leave from four weeks to five weeks and has allowed the possibility to take the paternity leave in two parts.

Publication date: 24 October 2018. Topics

New bills to prevent and dismantle ghettos and parallel societies in Denmark

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.

Publication date: 24 October 2018. Topics

Fixed-term contracts for the young unemployed

Publication date: 9 October 2018. Topics

Indirect discrimination / Obligations of public prosecutor offices when assessing discriminatory impact of municipal binding regulations

Publication date: 9 October 2018. Topics

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

2017 Annual Report of the Ombudsperson for Gender Equality discussed and approved in the Croatian Parliament

Publication date: 28 September 2018. Topics

Unclear impact of the changes on equal treatment of men and women in social security

Publication date: 28 September 2018. Topics

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 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

Direct discrimination in recruitment

Publication date: 17 September 2018. Topics

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

Publication date: 10 September 2018. Topics

New housing policy for Roma to ensure non-discrimination and the enjoyment of their cultural rights

Discriminatory treatment against a person by reason of his/ her origin on behalf of the Greek Manpower Organisation for Employment

Did termination of a recruitment process due to the female applicant’s refusal, for religious reasons, to shake hands with the male manager during a job interview constitute indirect discrimination?

The ‘Family 500 plus program’ discourages women from engaging in work and disadvantages single parents, disproportionately affecting women

Publication date: 10 September 2018. Topics

The City Council in Nysa adopted a resolution which provided for a privilege in receiving so-called ‘care vouchers’, among others to children from married families and families in which only one parent works

Complaint on preventing a mother who was breastfeeding in public. Amended Law Article 99B of the Criminal Code.

Publication date: 8 August 2018. Topics

The Non-Discrimination and Equality Tribunal considered it discrimination when a credit company refused to grant credit based on the combined effect of applicant’s gender, language, age and place of residence

Burkini ban in swimming pools is unlawful according to two first instance judgments of the Tribunal of Gent

Is the obligation to disclose the cause of disability (including mental) when applying for the job justifiable?

Publication date: 8 August 2018. Topics

The administration of an aqua park in Wrocław decided that during one day in a week the sauna area will be open to women only

Publication date: 8 August 2018. Topics

Different pricing for women and men may be regarded as violation of the principle of equality in the light of directive 2003/114

Publication date: 8 August 2018. Topics

Collaboration, exchange of information and good practices between the National Labour Inspectorate and the National Equality Adviser

Publication date: 8 August 2018. Topics

Various legislative proposals regarding gender equality are currently being debated in parliament

Publication date: 8 August 2018. Topics

Balance between the prohibition of discrimination and freedom of thought, beliefs and views as well as economic freedom and freedom of transactions

The new minister for labour and social affairs plans to introduce a “family package”

Publication date: 24 July 2018. Topics

Act No. 310/2017 Coll., amending Act No. 187/2006 Coll., on healthcare insurance entered into force on 1 June 2018.

Publication date: 24 July 2018. Topics

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