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Proposed law on anti-discrimination is blocked in Parliament by both MPs from parties in power and from opposition MPs

The Supreme Court reverses trial Court decision about the legality of an age restriction in a disability welfare scheme

Publication date: 6 February 2019. Topics

Draft amendments to the law on family violence of 2005, do not comply to the Istanbul Convention

Publication date: 6 February 2019. Topics

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

The ruling of the Constitutional Court in the field of migration lays the foundation for the recognition of the rights of same-sex couples and explicitly adds the grounds of sexual orientation as an integral part of the Constitutional Equality clause

Publication date: 30 January 2019. Topics

Higher roof for payments during maternity/paternity leave

New Danish Act requires individuals to shake hands with a Danish official to obtain citizenship

The independent mechanism for the implementation of the CRPD delivers two conflicting decisions on complaints for disability discrimination in education

Publication date: 21 December 2018. Topics

Rejection of applicant wearing a headscarf

Publication date: 21 December 2018. Topics

Government proposal to reform the article of the Spanish Constitution, regarding the rights of persons with disabilities

Publication date: 21 December 2018. Topics

Project of a general reform of antidiscrimination legislation in Spain and the creation of an independent “Authority for equal treatment and non-discrimination”

Equal pay certification

Publication date: 21 December 2018. Topics

The ban on dismissal on grounds of marriage does not apply to male workers.

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

Publication date: 21 December 2018. Topics

Positive Discrimination

Publication date: 21 December 2018. Topics

Denial of reasonable accommodation in nursery school for a pupil with Down's Syndrome

Publication date: 5 December 2018. Topics

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