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Age discrimination by a private association challenged before a civil court

Publication date: 4 December 2019. Topics

Discrimination on the ground of religion (Islamic Headscarf)

Reasonable accommodation at a municipal job centre

Publication date: 4 December 2019. Topics

The rights of Norwegian residents to export three types of social benefits i.e. sickness benefit, work assessment allowance and care allowance to other EEA countries has been wrongfully applied in Norway since 2012, when the Regulation 883/2004 was implemented into Norwegian law, possibly since the entry into the EEC agreement in 1994

The Constitutional Court has established that children with sufficient maturity and who are in a stable situation of transsexuality can request their change of sex and name in the civil registry. 

Publication date: 29 October 2019. Topics

Decision on the legality of a decision of local transport authorities to refuse access to special tariffs for the underprivileged to foreigners who do not hold residence permits

Unia will not remain the Inter-federal Centre for Equal Opportunities in the years to come

School principal asks a student to remove her headscarf or go home, causing an uproar in the community

Publication date: 22 October 2019. Topics

Gender Pay Gap

Publication date: 22 October 2019. Topics

National Action Plan for preventing intimate partner violence

Publication date: 22 October 2019. Topics

National Action Plan for preventing intimate partner violence

Publication date: 22 October 2019. Topics

Whether damages are payable to individual victims of educational segregation to compensate for the disadvantages they suffered as a result of the segregation

Ombudsman for the elderly for all sectors of society

Publication date: 3 October 2019. Topics

Network of CSOs working on discrimination published a comprehensive report on the work of the equality body since it was founded

Transitional provisions between old and new law left the country without an equality body in operation

Monitoring of discrimination cases concerning public and private sector on behalf of the competent Equality Body

Enforcement of the right to property and the applicability of the Article 8 proportionality assessment in case of illegal occupation of land by Roma

Is the fact that the law provides that there is no difference in the lump sum damages for direct and indirect discrimination, constitutional?

The transfer of the General Secretariat for Gender Equality from the Ministry of Interior to the Ministry of Labour undermines the implementation of substantive gender equality legislation and policies

Publication date: 28 August 2019. Topics

Promotion of equal opportunities, of conciliation between private and working life - tackling gender discrimination and gender violence in the Civil Service

Sexual harassment, employer’s duties to report on equality matters, strengthening of the Ombud’s authority to give guidance in cases on discrimination

Publication date: 7 August 2019. Topics

New provisions of the Penal Code on domestic violence

Publication date: 7 August 2019. Topics

Policy of University Eindhoven to appoint more women in academic positions

Publication date: 7 August 2019. Topics

ECRI criticises the new Ombudsman for insufficient activity in the field of promoting equality and protecting vulnerable groups

Whether differentiation in social benefits based on long-term illness constitutes discrimination

Whether harassing municipal practices targeting the Roma population amount to a violation of the Roma victims’ human dignity

Whether blocking access to LBGTQI-themed websites for employees constitutes discrimination

The Slovenian equality body with increased staff and budget

First three cases dealing with discrimination because of disability adjudicated according to the new 2018 Act on the Prohibition of Discrimination due to Disability

Extension of parental leave

Different premiums for men and women for the voluntary health insurance

Publication date: 17 July 2019. Topics

Whether a trans woman should be provided with access to women’s changing room at her workplace

Publication date: 17 July 2019. Topics

The Hungarian government launched a complex set of policies aimed at increasing fertility rates

The ruling of the Supreme Court of 21 of June 2019, appeal number 396/2019, states that sexual assault in which the victim did not expressly opposed to the offenders given the intimidating situation must be qualified as rape (and not as simple sexual abuse)

Ireland’s national equality body has requested local government bodies to conduct a review of compliance with equality law obligations in the field of accommodation for the Traveller community

Was a policy of restricting housing to one religious community a proportionate form of positive action?

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