Workshop – Update on European case law by Colm O’Cinneide
This year’s edition of this recurring workshop heard a presentation by Colm O’Cinneide, Professor of Constitutional and Human Rights Law at University College London (UCL). He discussed recent developments in the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in the field of non-discrimination and gender equality, presenting a selection of recent important judgments and their impact on national equality and anti-discrimination legislation and case law. At the end of his presentation he concluded that there is interesting CJEU jurisprudence on the right to an effective remedy, that gender roles remain a developing area of CJEU jurisprudence and that the ECtHR Article 14 jurisprudence is increasingly developed, dynamic (and controversial). He also noted that the relatively smaller amount of CJEU case law relating to the EU non-discrimination directives may not be a sign that these cases are drying up, but rather a sign of the maturation of the case law. Participants subsequently put forward their observations and questions, initiating a lively chat and discussion.