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
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 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
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
Does the use of a requirement that, for a person to be eligible for inclusion in a job pool or access to a temporary job, he or she must have a separate main employment, constitute direct or indirect discrimination when applied to a person with a sickness benefit of 50% related to a disability?
Inadequate accessibility even outside of working life is a form of discrimination in Sweden. LW was refused access to a bus due to his wheelchair. The Equality Ombudsman did not take the case to court so LW turned to an NGO. The NGO took the case to court and won. This is one of the first cases where an NGO took on the full legal risks of enforcing the law
Indirect discrimination in access to education- misdiagnosis of Roma child being placed in special classes for children with intellectual disability, segregation of Roma children in education
Proposal to explicitly include protection against discrimination on the ground of sex characteristics, gender identity and gender expression into the General Equal Treatment Act and court decision on registration of an intersex condition