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European Equality Law Network

European network of legal experts in gender equality and non-discrimination

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Extension of the scope of the equal treatment principle: addition of grounds and fields; extension of the Ombudsman`s powers; procedural provisions not improved nor incorporated into procedural codes; inadequate transposition of Directive 2014/54/EU

Date: 2 May 2017. Topics

The Spanish Government withdrew subsidies for university education in gender equality and subsidies to small businesses to promote equality between men and women

Application of the rules of proof in a situation when the victim of discrimination is alone 

Whether a municipal decree banning religious clothing and on expressing support for homosexual marriage is constitutional in Hungary

No implicit derogations apply to contracts agreed with workers with disability

The Parliament amended and afterwards adopted the new version (recast) of the Equal Opportunities Act for Women and Men

Date: 24 April 2017. Topics

Amendments to the Penal Code to implement the Istanbul Convention concerning non-consensual sexual acts 

The Federal Court of Justice decided upon damages for loss of earnings due to the inability of the responsible local authority to offer sufficient and appropriate public childcare 

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